Today is my five year anniversary with the love of my life. Part of me feels like I have been with him and known him forever, but the other part of me can't believe how fast five years has flown by. Every day has been an adventure with him, and I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband.
He met me and fell in love with me when I felt like I had been damaged beyond repair. The last thing that I was looking for was a relationship, he knew that, he respected that and he waited. We built a foundation on a strong friendship, which I feel is most important and why our marriage works so well. He is truly my very best friend.
We met in art class at church in the summer of 2004, and on breaks (we were the only two smokers in the class) we would talk with each other. I then started attending the small group that he did and we got to know each other even more. Before I knew it we were spending every moment together. Everyone kept asking what was going on and each of us would reply "we are just friends." They would give us this "whatever" look. Everyone else knew it before WE did. After months of getting to know each other and developing this deep friendship, we started dating, and six weeks later, we were engaged. Once we admitted to each other how we felt, we couldn't deny that God had brought us together. We were married April 9th 2005, with all of our friends and family there to watch.
He is smart, he is brilliant, he is hilarious and he has a big heart. He has the best smile, and these deep brown chocolate eyes. He LOVES food. He is strong and firm and a great father and leader of our home. He is my husband and I'm so thankful for him.
Over the past five years we moved from Arizona to Oklahoma, we have gone to Disneyland twice, we have had a new house, an old house and then found OUR home. He adopted my two oldest children. We have gone to Paris (yes Paris France), we have had two more babies. We have gone camping, gone jet skiing, gone to Texas and Arkansas. We've spent nights in the ER and survived appendectomies and surgeries, and even survived quitting smoking together (we BARELY made it through that one without killing each other). We have spent countless hours walking in the park, playing games and having fun. We have shared laughter and tears. There have been weddings and funerals, triumph and tragedy. We have played in the snow and on the beach, survived blizzards and tornadoes together. It has truly been the best five years of my life.
We have shared so many wonderful times together, and I'm looking forward to what the future holds.