I was scared. I was excited. I had had a little too much to drink the night before. I was surrounded by my awesome family and friends, and I got to marry my very best friend.
Sometimes, I can hardly believe it was nine years ago, and other times, it seems like it was so long ago. We were so young…in fact, the church we had originally chosen to marry us was reluctant to do so, given our age. When I talk to the younger teachers at school, they can hardly believe that at 23 I was married. My response is always, “When you know it’s right, it’s right.”
So much has changed in nine years, from kids to jobs to lifestyles. Some people we knew then are still part of our lives, some people have moved on. I am so grateful to have found someone who I love with all of my heart and who has made me a better version of myself than I could have ever expected.
Happy Anniversary Stephanie, I love you more today than I did then.