Seven years ago I today I was a nervous, naive, bright-eyed 22 year old that thought I had a grasp on life... in the days before Pinterest, I had the absolute perfect dream wedding (thanks Mom!!!) and I walked down the aisle to my best friend of 8 years and said "I do" promising to walk life with him through the good times and the bad times. my perfect world we wouldn't have any "bad times" until we were old and grey, and I had a long time to prepare for them... in God's world, and the "real" world, hard times were just around the corner for us.

I would do it again 1000x. Even on the darkest days of our lives thus far, we have persevered. And because of the trials we've been through, and went through relatively early in our marriage, our marriage is stronger. So while seven years ago, I couldn't (and am glad I didn't) forsee the future, a future rocked by loss and grief, I made a promise to love my best friend every day even when it wasn't the easy thing to do and I will continue doing that very thing for the next seven years or seventy years, however long God gives us together. But besides the hard times, we've had the very best times of our lives in the last seven years also as we've welcome our two biggest blessings into this world, I love seeing the love between daddy and his boys, nothing makes my heart happier.

I love you, B. You complete me where I am weak and make me a better person. You make me laugh at anything, any time of the day. There is no one on the planet I'd rather walk through this life with. I am so proud to be your wife. Thanks for believing in me and helping me reach my dreams when I wasn't even sure of them myself. Thank you for working hard every day to provide an amazing life for our family. And thank you for not breaking that promise you made to me seven years ago and for loving me on my dark days too. I'm not claiming to know much about life now even at 29, but I do know I'm glad to be by your side no matter what comes our way. Happy Anniversary!

Anniversary date night last night


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