9 Years Ago…

Nine years ago, I made the easiest decision (and most important) of my life.Wedding003

I said “I do” to Bryan.

Well, actually I made the decision to marry him long before then, but it was official on Sept 17th.

WeddingKissThis is yet another time for me to brag, folks. Fair warning.

It really was an easy decision. I knew Bryan was the only one for me. The best choice I could ever make. The best father I could ever ask for for our children.

Nine years later, it’s incredible everything we’ve gone through, and the love between us is infinitely stronger than on our wedding day. Didn’t think that was possible on that hot day in September all those years ago, but it’s true.

I can honestly say we’ve never had a major fight. Not one. Disagreements, sure. Tested each other’s patience, of course. But never a fight.

Respect is the foundation of our relationship, which is why I think we’ve never really fought. I value his opinion. He values mine. He tells me he’s proud of me, and I remind him every day how much I love him. He supports me even when I’m crazy, and tells me I’m beautiful even when I’m sick. He’s the one I go to when I don’t know what to do.

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My Happy Place… with Bryan

He’s my happy place.

Here’s to my love. My inspiration. My boo:

Where does the time go? You’ve made my life so rich with love, so warm, and more than I could have ever hoped for.

I love you, Bryan. Happy Anniversary.

For My Husband…

On our anniversary, I want to share with you all the reasons why I love you. How I’m reminded every day the last seven years to be grateful for you, our family, our life, and our love. You are my real-life romance.

I love you because… 

Your eyes are like mine.

You wake me from bad dreams.

You aren’t afraid to be silly.

You make my coffee just the way I like.

You walk me to my car.

You open doors for me.

You listen to me, even when I think you can’t hear me.

We each do our best to make the other happy, and proud.

Your laugh lights up the room.

You are patient.

You love music.

You quote movies.

You gave me our son.

You’re motivated.

You love my parents.

You still look at me like I inspire you.

You kiss me when I’m sleeping.

You teach me to cook new things.

You make our son laugh.

You kill spiders and wrestle snakes for me.

My goals in writing are just as important to you.

You are my ultimate supporter, even when I’m my harshest critic.

You like thunderstorms.

You hug our son, and I smell your cologne on him hours later.

You know how to make me laugh when I need it most.

Our dreams are the same.

You always say life’s too short to sweat the small stuff. But these small things mean the world to me. Because they are all a part of you.

Happy Anniversary, Bryan!