Nine years ago I had no idea what I was getting into, heck I was only 20. There were a few things I did know though. I knew I loved this man with all of my heart. I knew that he made me laugh when I didn't feel like I would ever laugh again. Looking at his hands back then, all I could do was imagine how time would make them look and how I wanted to be there right next to him holding his hands for the rest of our lives. His smile, knowing that he had such a charming smile and that for years to come that I only wanted him smiling back at me.
I was in love, beginning to pen my new story as a wife when shortly I found out that marriage is hard work. It is a struggle. It is full of compromises, hardships and so much more. We've had our share of struggles, but after all of them it feels that if we can get through those, then we can get through anything. A new chapter is always ready to be written.
It's those new chapters that I cherish the most. A new beginning. Like when JC came into our story and brought a sense of purpose for us to do together, as a family. But there are chapters of non-stop comedy too. Like late nights in bed laughing so hard the bed shakes. Or the goofy moments, inside jokes, and meaningful phrases like "fun-sized". Then the moments that could never be written so perfectly as they happen like knowing exactly what each person is thinking at the exact moment. I love those moments, those moments I have with my best friend, I love them.
Our life for nine years, those moments, those chapters and our story. I love it. I love all of it.
Nine years, 1 1/2 kids, 2 dogs and one funky house later here we are... together.
Mr. Crooked Eyebrow I love you now and for so many more years and stories to come.
Happy Anniversary babe
All my love,