Wasn’t is just yesterday that we were worried about the seating chart and the intro songs? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we traveled to Athens, Ohio to get married? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we met at the end of the aisle, said I Do and sealed it with a kiss? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we started our life together as husband and wife and waited for our Someday to begin?
And then it did…
Our Someday began and it’s been good and it’s been fun. It’s been challenging and it’s been emotional and it’s been memorable. It’s been a Sold sign, a Masters thesis, a flooded basement. It’s been a few trips to the Caribbean, and a few trips to the ER. It’s been a lot of neighbor parties, and a lot of paint colors.
It’s been an I’m Pregnant! It’s been a broken heart. It’s been another I’m Pregnant, and a lot of pink to follow.
It’s been baby showers and dirty diapers. First cries, first smiles and first steps. It’s been breast pumps and postpartum emotions. It’s been so fun that we did it again. A little boy, and a little baseball mitt…
Late nights, lots of coffee. It’s been ear aches, blowouts, diaper rash, two screaming babies and too little sleep. It’s been juggling careers, and friends and bills. It’s been hard at times, so damn hard. And then just when meltdown seemed imminent, it’s been soft & sweet & real. It’s been cuddly naps with cuddly newborns. It’s been dance parties and baby hugs and family trips to the zoo. It’s been a glance in the midst of chaos. It’s been an occasional date night. It’s been Disney and the Polar Express and Lake George. It’s been all I thought it would be and more.
It’s been tough, but more important than that it’s been pretty awesome. It’s been us, and our two little sidekicks. It’s been us, growing older and growing wiser. And it’s been a walk through life that has long surpassed that walk down the aisle.
It’s been eight years and it’s been a pretty great start to our Someday. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the ride entails.
Happy Anniversary Denny! There’s none else I’d rather hang out with during this crazy ride called marriage.