Today is Husband and my second wedding anniversary. Two years ago today I was already awake, showered, and driving to the hair salon to meet up with the rest of my bridal party. Two years ago today Husband was...probably still sleeping. It takes so much effort to be a woman.
This past year has not been the easiest, but it has been filled with joy and laughter and new experiences. The first year of our marriage we lived in a one-room dorm. The second year of our marriage we lived with my in-laws. I'm not sure if this is a step up or down, but we can at least now call ourselves homeowners. Maybe the renovations will be complete and we'll actually be living in our house by our third anniversary. We both settled into our jobs, me as an editor and Husband as a systems administrator. Our immediate families struggled with health issues, and continue to struggle. We celebrated many weddings and birthdays and milestones with beloved friends and family and mourned the loss of others. But most importantly, we continued to grow as two individuals and also as one complete unit. Our relationship expanded and developed in new, fresh ways while remaining blessedly familiar.
My life would not be complete without Husband. I am a better person for knowing and loving him, and my hopes for the future are bright. With him, I can continue to get up in the morning and go to bed at night; I can continue breathing and my heart can keep beating. With him, I am happy as the moments slip away.
This image was taken by Amanda Duchemin Photography at my redhead cowgirl's wedding in April. Please visit Amanda's site, view samples of her amazing work, and book her for your next event, because she is such a wonderful person on top of being fabulous and talented!