My husband and I celebrated eleven years of marriage yesterday. It doesn't feel like we've been married that long, but we've got eleven years worth of memories to prove it! Last night at dinner he was reminding me of all the different things we've been through these past years, from all the jobs to moving around from state to state to having children to funny little moments that I'd forgotten about.
It was just the two of us for a dinner and movie date so I really got to listen to him and look him in the eyes. It was in that moment that I felt so completely grateful to have this man to spend my entire life with. To be able to look over at someone who has shared all these memories with me, and to know that we are in this life together, brought me so much comfort and joy. I feel so blessed to have a companion to live with, togrow with, and to share my life with. I am so grateful to be married.
I imagine that it only gets even better from here as our children grow older and we continue to grow closer. I hope Micah knows how much I love him and appreciate him in our lives together. I'm not always the best at showing my appreciation, or being romantic, and I'm coming to find that I'm a terrible gift giver, but in my heart I am completely loyal, dedicated, and forever in love with my husband. One of my greatest achievements in life was finding and marrying him and seeing our love grow through all the hardships we've faced over the years. My marriage has proven to me again and again of God's love for me and His plans to magnify me in my life. Marriage is truly a gift from God.
Thank you, Micah, for being my husband forever and ever.
Here's my facebook post from yesterday, just for the record:
"11 years of marriage today to my wonderful husband. I love you so so so much and can't imagine my life without you in it!! You are the the cream cheese to my bagel, the flower to my cactus, the lid to my chapstick, the plug to my bath, the fabric softener to my laundry, the sprinkles on my donut...You complete me in every way possible."
And here's a picture: This photo was taken partway up Mt. Timpanogas on the day Micah officially proposed to me. He set the timer on his camera and it snapped right as he asked me to marry him. It was a very surreal moment for me.