9 Years Ago Today...
My Dad walked me down a very long aisle
Where I found you
We vowed to love each other forever
You made all my dreams come true 9 years ago today
3,287 days... that's how many days we have been married (yes, I even accounted for leap year). Happy NINTH anniversary!!! If someone had told me back in my Freshman year of high school that I would be here with that lanky, semi-mullet wearing, brief boyfriend of mine I NEVER would have believed them! But God knew... He knew this is where we would be and He knew every moment of laughter and love we would enjoy along the way, as well as all the bumps and bruises we would get traveling this road. God knew and I'm SO grateful. This is one of those moments when I can really relate with Garth Brooks and "Thank God for Unanswered Prayers" (yes, I know Garth probably didn't coin this phrase but he did in my world so you go ahead and google where it really originated and report back to me:-).
When I think about how long 9 years is, that day just doesn't seem that long ago! Or maybe I just don't feel that old! I mean seriously, how could I possibly be old enough to have been married for 9 years?!?! It seems crazy to me! But when I look at everywhere we have been and everything we have been through it seems like it should probably be longer. Though, out of those 3,287 days I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade one of them! They weren't all easy and they weren't all filled with snuggles and kisses but they were responsible for bringing us where we are today and not one of them went by without me loving you.
In 9 years we have gone from this...
This may not look like much to some people but it is everything to us!
God has carried our marriage through more trials than I ever thought I would see but the point is He has carried us. He chose you for me... He knew what He was doing! Every night when I sit in Ty's room I can't help but be totally overwhelmed by the amazing family He has blessed me with. I am married to you, the only man that I want by my side everyday until God takes me home. I have watched you go from husband to godly husband to godly husband and father. What a transformation God has done in you! I am blessed beyond words that I get to wake up with you by my side each and every day.
I know that I don't always make life the easiest but even on my worst days I still know that you love me. Thank you for putting up with me and for making me feel loved. Thank you for being such an amazing father and loving all of our boys the way you do! Thank you for working hard so that I can stay home with Case and Ty! Thank you for always supporting me no matter what crazy decision I am in the midst of making!
Thank you for the last 3,287 days and here's to at least 18,629 more (I'll save you the calculator search... that's another 51 years).
I love you Baby!