Seven years ago, I woke up to snow, my best girls getting ready around me, and later, family starting to file in to the church.
I couldn’t wait to get married. Even at the age of 22, I knew I was ready. More than ready. Not scared. Nervous, but not scared. The past 13 months of preparations seemed like a thought in the distance as I walked down the aisle in a packed church. It seems like a lifetime ago!
6 years of learning about each other, doing the long distance relationship, fighting and making up, falling in love, and being ready to take on the world. Together.
Marriage was something that I always wanted, but never knew how much work it would be. It seemed so easy when we were dating. Living together after we we married would surely be fantastic! It is, but it hasn’t come without it’s fair share of work, love, passion, determination, communication, forgiveness, and unconditional love.
I didn’t know it was possible to love Brandon more now that I did that day seven years ago. I didn’t know then that marrying him would be the very best decision I would ever make.
Brandon, you make me a better person because you love me unconditionally. I have loved our last 13 years together, and I can’t wait for what is in store next. You make me laugh, sometimes cry, and overall you are the best thing that has ever happened to me. Thank you for not giving up on us, even when the times seemed more than we could handle. I am so glad you are mine. All my love.