I seldom post personal tidbits on the good old blog, but I feel like this is an occasion to share. Recently, my husband and I celebrated our five-year anniversary by backpacking in Europe. Ok wait, pause that.
Where has the time gone? It feels just like yesterday that we went on our first date; lunch at an Indian food place in Fort Worth. That was January of 2007 and we were just about to graduate from college. 14 months later, we were married. Several moves, a million goofy, joyous moments, and some truly hard, frustrating times have composed our beautiful patchwork of five years of marriage. We have opened each other up to so many things, and balanced each other out. We have – unknowingly sometimes – pushed each other to our limits emotionally and spiritually, and we have grown so much together, especially in our faith. We have rescued a half-dead puppy off of the side of the road in the middle of the night, and bathed the now six-year-old stinker in our bathtub just last night. We have been in an airplane which we thought for a solid 45 seconds was going to go down after it was struck by lightning… on the way to our honeymoon. We have held each other and cried when loved ones passed. We also held each other and cried during the last episode of Lost. We have been to the ER together, and I remember how happy I was to hear Zac snoring as his DKA delirium broke and his blood sugar level spiraled from 984 on its way back down to a normal range. We have seen some of the most beautiful places on earth together and realized that anywhere, as long as we are together, is the most beautiful place to be.
I could talk about how I found Rochelle’s amazing work last year and how I planned our five-year anniversary celebration for the last 12 months; how I literally spent days trying to decide what we should wear for these photos and how I should do my hair and make-up, but ultimately I realized the eternal truth: It’s all about celebrating and relishing the journey, not consuming yourself with the destination. Here’s to the happiest five years my love, because Lord knows that the best is yet to come.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU bella Rochelle for capturing these moments in our lives! We will treasure them always, and I hope to work with you soon. Until next time dear readers, may your every moment be blessed!