Today is our 5 year wedding anniversary and I really can’t believe it. The time has flown by and I find myself more in love with my husband than I’ve ever been. I ask myself (daily) what I did to deserve such a good man. I don’t know the answer but I thank my lucky stars our paths crossed 9 years ago.
I can truly go on and on and on about the wonderful man my husband is but I’m going to save that for him. He’s not really the mushy, post-it-on-social-media type anyway so I’ll respect that.
Right now I’d rather share a little about how I knew he was “the one.” I am very much a romantic but getting married was never something I put much thought to. I always knew I’d get married some day but never made it my mission. It would happen when it happened, was always my thought process. And when I met Gerald it was not love at first sight (sorry babe).
To his credit I don’t believe in love at first sight. I think there’s lust at first sight, but how can you love someone without knowing them? Spark, sure. But not love. Lol, but anyways, I was intrigued by him. He was from New York, played hockey and had a bit of that New York accent so ya he was different from the guys I was used to meeting in Arizona. It took me about 5 months of dating to finally say yes to being his girlfriend and not because I was playing hard to get (okay maybe a little), but because I wanted us to both be ready to give it 100%.
With us the first year of dating was the toughest, which is weird right? What should have been the honeymoon phase really wasn’t, and that year we got to know each other through the best and worst times. There was no playing the part of the “perfect” girl or guy.
Looking back I think that’s what bonded us. We had a lot of respect and admiration for one another, which quickly grew to love.
So I think I knew he was “the one” when I realized I’d shown him not only the very best of me, but also the parts I don’t like to show that often and he still adored me. And I felt the same way about him. I wanted to continue growing with him, and bettering myself, together, forever and never apart.
Sure I could do life without him, I just didn’t want to. And I’m glad I haven’t had to because he continues to be one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Even on our worst days I’d still marry him over and over again.
So Happy 5 Year Wedding Anniversary babe! I always like to say we’re only getting started 😉
*Photos by the wonderful Kym from Kym Ventola Photography