Tuesday, April 01, 2014


A year ago today, Bill and I announced our engagement.  None of his friends believed it, thinking it was an April Fools joke, and all of mine were congratulating us.  Ha!  It still makes me laugh when I think back to it.

Today, he announced that we are expecting!  SAY WHAT?!?!?!!!  Needless to say, my phone has not stopped blowing up with texts.  To clarify, NO, I'm not with child.  I said good-bye to my uterus almost five years ago.  But good joke, honey!

As I sit here and reflect on the past year, I'm amazed at just how much we've been through, the love and laughter we've shared, the trying times, and I'm so proud of just how far we've come in such a short amount of time.

For starters, we got hitched!  AND moved in together.

And then, we immediately decided to start re-modeling our home and building furniture together.

Talk about having to work as a team right off the bat. 

Every time I look at this table I think about the fact that, together, we made something so incredibly beautiful.

You spent way TOO many hours with me at the hospital while getting blood work, an EKG, and a PET scan, only for me to talk you into taking me to Target.  Because that's what all good husbands do, so their wives can try on gardening shoes.  Then you laugh at my silly shenanigans.  

You spend time with my friends because you know how very much I love and miss them.

You are ALWAYS there for the little and big things, and you ALWAYS put us first.

Like 1st Days of School, and Meet the Teacher Nights.

Watching Titanic because that's what the girls want to watch.

Important Doctor Days

You love all of us in a way that I don't even know how to put into words.

Our family time is so important to you.

You cook!  

I can't begin to emphasis how much of a blessing that is.

You keep us all laughing!

And you're always up for snuggle time.

And just being silly.

And now, you're showing me what it truly means to care for and love your spouse in the not so good times.

I am sorry you had to see my insides so soon though. Lol.

As we approach Thursday, I'm filled with so much gratitude for you, for our marriage, and for this life we are living are together.

We've come so far from that day a year ago. 

And I thought I loved you then.



  1. love this. so thrilled for you that you have found a love so amazing. :-)
    love you. so grateful that you have such a wonderful partner to walk through the good and not so good with.