Reluctant yet rewarded
These are my feelings as I sit down to write tonite. I am reluctant to say that I have been married now for 8 years to my hero husband. I am reluctant to say this because it means that yes, time is flying past me before my very eyes and there is nothing I can do.
When I was surveying the card isle for some meaningful, loving, funny card to give him tears welled up in my eyes. I stood there, wearing my baby and my 3 other babies in the cart beside me, with tears rolling down my cheeks. How can this be? How can it be that so much time has passed...and yet I feel like it was just yesterday? Have I not cherished the time enough? How do I not remember each and every moment?
I realize that this is impossible...and I have millions of moments stowed away in my brain, but somehow that doesn't seem to do it justice.
I can say with complete honesty that the last 8 years have been amazing. We have had a journey that rivals the best I feel...we have had ups and downs, highs and lows...however, few of the latter. I was asked the other day how our first year of marriage was. I remember it vividly because many people told us to prepare well for that 1st year because it is the hardest. Frankly...it was amazing. It was a wonderful time of us getting to know one another as a married couple...enjoying one another and spending a lot of time together. We had a blast.
We still do....I can also say that I am much more in love with him today than I was 8 years ago. Time has etched his name in my soul and as the days pass I am grateful for this experience.
Here are a few photos (well photos of photos...so they aren't that great) of that wonderful day!