This past weekend I was fortunate to stand up in one of our dear friends weddings. Their event was absolutely beautiful and they couldn't have asked for better day!
As I was driving home alone in silence (never happens) from their rehearsal on Friday night I realized, just over one year ago this was me - as Joe & I celebrated our anniversary on the 17th of September! Our wedding day was amazing and I couldn't have hoped for it to have turned out any better. Leading up to the day felt like a ton of work and lots of stress, but now looking back it was so worth it and I'd do it all again. To be surrounded by all of the people who love & support you is an indescribable and humbling feeling. As a guest at many weddings I never realized just how important my attendance was until I looked out over the crowd that day and saw all of the most important faces of our lives smiling back at me!
While we only celebrated our one year anniversary, the past seven years have been the best of my life. I never thought that day in the Chippewa Valley airport that we'd be blessed with such a beautiful life together! Two dogs, one cat, a fish and two amazing kids later-we've surrounded ourselves with things only some can hope for.
There is no way I'd ever be able to survive this crazy life without Joe, for I truly did find my best friend. He's the one person I love to spend every day doing absolutely nothing with. Whether it's our countless drives through the countryside, our endless conversations scheming up the next big dream or watching football on Sundays-he's the perfect fit! Through all of our trials and tribulations, I'm happier and more in love today than when we first met.
We are a team. We work hard. We are good people. We raise beautiful children. We are lucky. We make each other better.
I can't wait to see all the things we accomplish together. Here's to 50 more years babe!