Monday, December 8, 2014


Seven years ago today, on a rainy day in Tuscaloosa, I married my best friend in the whole wide world.

If you had told me what the next seven years would bring, I might have told you that you were nuts.  Job changes, interstate moves, babies, trying, wishing, hoping.  It's been a roller coaster.

But isn't that what life is?  One big roller coaster?  I think that's how it's meant to be.  It's exciting and fun and a little bit overwhelming sometimes.  I love it, and there's nobody else I'd rather navigate it with than this guy.

We work at marriage.  Those picture-perfect marriages you see in movies that always agree and never argue - hate to burst your bubble, but those don't exist.  Marriage is one of the most challenging things I've ever experienced...and I say that in a positive way.  It's challenged me and shaped me into the person I am today, and I am so grateful for the experience.

Above all, I'm just thankful for the chance to experience life with this guy.  He gets me, and I get him.  We're both a little quirky, but we complement each other so well.  I wonder all the time what somebody would think if they could be a fly on the wall in our house for one day - they'd probably think the two of us are nuts.  But we work, so so well.

And oh, don't even get me started on how great of a daddy he is.  Man he's good with that little girl.  They're buddies.  Seeing him as a daddy has changed our marriage so much, in the absolute best way.  While we don't think our family is complete yet (disclaimer: not pregnant), it's complete for now...and just so much better than I ever imagined it being.

Happy anniversary to my best guy.  Hope you've enjoyed the first seven years as much as I have - and I hope you're ready for the next seventy!

Photos courtesy Thomas Dorough, INVision Photography, Kelly's Kreations Photography