Thursday, July 21, 2011

5 years ago

the day i would marry my best friend and partner for life.  the day it would no longer be just me.  the day i became a wife and shaun became my husband.

i can't believe it's been 5 years.  we have been through so much, and the life we have today is more wonderful than i could have ever planned back in 2006.

we have had those usual big milestones - get a dog, buy a house, have a baby, buy a car, move again.

but when i think about our lives together, i love to think about the little things too - our first apartment that always smelled like crazy curry food.  the acronyms that only we use and know.  pancake breakfasts.  hugging when i'm in the middle of something.  listening to our sweet daughters voice and making up phrases when we're not exactly sure what she's saying.  sitting on our back porch swing when it's raining.  hearing our daughter call us "babe".

these are the moments i cherish.  these are the memories i keep.

5 years ago today, i walked down the isle knowing i was in for the best years of my life.

and i truly mean it when i say that these past 5 years have been amazing.

you have given me the most amazing gifts.  and yes - C is the first thing that probably comes to mind, but before her, you gave me so much.  you have given me stability and security.  confidence in myself and confidence in marriage.  and above all, you've given me your unconditional love.  i know that beyond a shadow of a doubt.  i've had my moments, and you're still here.  with your servants hearts and steadfast love.  you were my partner, even before children. 

 i told you this morning that "if i could choose again, i'd still choose you."

believe it.  there is no one else in this world i would rather do this life with.  you are my best friend and i am proud to be your wife.

and i look forward to the day when we can put a 0 behind that 5...;)

love you babe!  with all my heart.

1 comment:

  1. yea!! congrats on 5 years!! :) and that last picture of the two of you is one of my faves!