Five years ago today I married my best friend. We were young, we had no idea what life held in store for us. At times it feels as if July 21, 2006 was yesterday and yet it's been five years. So much has happened in that time. So much life has been lived.
When we first were planning on getting married, I never thought that my love could deepen for Dave. When we said "I Do" I thought that my heart was beyond full. Five years later our love has only grown. It's become much more than I could have ever dreamed of.
It's almost overwhelming to think about five years of marriage. I've come to know my husband, more intimately than I could ever thought possible. And to think that I have a lifetime of getting to know him better! I feel beyond blessed to have him in my life. A husband who supports me, encourages me, challenges me, teaches me, leads me, and most importantly cooks for me;) I am so grateful that God knew exactly who I needed in my life. He created the perfect partner for me.
So on our five year anniversary (apparently I'm supposed to get gifts of wood and silverware. C'mon people where are my 4x4's??!:)) I thought I'd take a stroll down memory lane.
Welcome to July 21, 2006.
(For all you Brides out there getting married in July. It rained ALL day on our wedding day. All day. In fact in a creepy side note: A group of people were struck by lightening coming out of a church on Hammond Street in Worcester at the time we said "I Do." Hammond is my maiden name. CREEEEPPPY;))
So everyone has a story from their wedding day. We have MANY. But here's the best. We were married in a church. In July. On the hottest day of the year. With no air conditioning. IT WAS H-O-T. And we were nervous. Standing up in front of people is not our thing, so by the time we were ready to kiss we were hot messes (pun intended;)). Our kiss was a mix between passionate and reserved and in my opinion the best:) But as we pulled away I realized that somehow we were still connected to one another. BY A STRING OF SPIT. This string of spit was SO big that everyone in that packed church saw it. Even the camera in the balcony captured that lovely little detail. This picture is of us laughing hysterically. The people's faces behind us? That's a look of disgust. Hey, what else can you do but laugh?:)
That my parent's backyard. So sad to think that many of those trees are no longer there thanks to a development going in :(
We were so happy:)
A quick note to brides. The only way we got this image was because we walked SLOW. Our aisle was short and there wasn't much time to capture us walking back down the aisle. We made it a point to walk a little bit slower than we might usually. And believe me, I get it. All you want to do is RUN down that aisle. But take a few moments to walk just a little bit slower and soak it all in. You'll be glad you did.
Happy Anniversary Dave. Here's to many more five year anniversaries:) Who know what the future holds. But I'm sure glad I get to spend it with you:) In the words of our good friends Dave and Anna, "Dave, I'm glad I hitched my wagon to yours!"