Thursday, September 19, 2013

Our Fourth Wedding Anniversary

Today, my husband and I celebrate four wonderful years of marriage.

My husband is by far the biggest support I have in my life. Even though we have only been married for four years, we have actually been together for a total of 10 years come this November. We are High School sweethearts. I actually knew that I wanted to marry him when I was 12 years old.

He's my best friend.

He makes me want to be a better person each day.

He helps me to become that better person.

He knows my inner most feelings, sometimes before I even know them, myself.

He is what makes my life complete.

Without him, I don't know who I would be. I don't know if there would be a reason to be.

He puts a smile on my face every. single. day.

The purpose of my blog is to document my weight-loss journey, but today, I add a little chapter about our love.

My husband, Nick, asked me to be his girlfriend in 6th period English class on November 19, 2003. He was playing his guitar when he asked me. I said yes, and when the bell rang, I ran down the hall with my friend jumping and giggling. I thought it was the happiest day of my life.

Nick dressed up and brought me flowers to work when he picked me up for our anniversary celebrating one year of dating. He was old enough to drive, and I was allowed to go with him. He was wearing cologne and drove us in his moms red car. When we got in, he had a CD playing our song. As I sat next to him in the car, listening to our song play; watching him drive me to dinner; holding flowers that he had bought for me in my hands, I thought it was the happiest day of my life.

Nick got accepted to a school 7 hours away from home. We took turns driving to see one another at least once a month for two years. When he graduated in 2008, I drove down to attend the ceremony with his parents. He was finally coming back home. We were going to live together when he returned. I thought that was the happiest day of my life.

On October 19, 2008, Nick drove me to the beach during sunset, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I thought that was the happiest day of my life.

On September 19, 2009, the double doors in the Church opened, and I saw Nick standing at the end of the isle. I squeezed my fathers arm as he and I began to walk toward Nick. All of my family and friends were there. My dad gave me away to Nick. We exchanged vows, and kissed. We became husband and wife. I thought that was the happiest day of my life.

Each of these instances are just a glimpse of the love we share. I have considered each of these moments, and many more unmentioned moments with Nick, to have been the happiest moments of my life. While it seems to be typical for people to consider their wedding day the happiest day of their life, I don't know that I'd stop there.

As you can see, I thought many of the special days mentioned previous to our wedding were the happiest of my life. I didn't know then how much more there was. How much more I could love him.

Love is so mysterious. Just when you think that you couldn't possibly love somebody any more than you do in one given moment, your love then grows. He has shown me more in a moments feeling than some people get to see in a lifetime. I am complete because of him. I thank God daily for our love; for giving him to me so early in life. I pray daily for a long life with Nick, the one who always makes me smile. The one who makes me feel complete.

Nicholas, I love you. I will always love you. Happy Anniversary.


  1. This is such a beautiful post! Happy Anniversary to you and Nick!

  2. Wow! What a post, and amazing love story! Happy Anniversary. I just celebrated 15 years with my hubby. Time sure flies when you're married to your best friend.