Friday is our five year anniversary. Hard to believe. Our wedding day was so magical and a day I will always remember vividly. Of course the dress and reception and cake and flowers were beautiful. But more beautiful than any party was the coming together of our favorite people to celebrate the union that became the family we are today. The wedding means so much more today than it did five years ago. And, I imagine it will continue to deepen as the years go by.
What I know now is that marriage is the best challenge you can ask for. It means a slumber party every night - and sometimes one of us ends up being the crying girl locked in the bathroom. But, you get over it and move on. I know that it means I have a partner in everything from household chores to lifelong dreams. I know that it is the definition of family to me. I know it means Lily has a mom and dad who plan and discuss and dream of her future every day. I know it is hard, but right. I know it is easy sometimes and utterly delightful. I know it means a set of arms I can fall in to whenever I want. I know I have never been so mad at anyone in my life. I know I have never wanted to apologize to someone faster in my life. I know it is only for Buck and me to understand, to live, to "get it", to fight for.
So for all of you who were with us in flesh or spirit five years ago, thank you again for being our support system and fans! And for the new friends we have made along the way, thank you for blessing our lives.
Here is a link to our wedding song/first dance. It still brings a smile to my face. Happy anniversary lovie! Here is to five more and five more after that, and another five, and......