Four Years

Four years ago on a cool, clear, windy Flag Day, my best friend and I got married.  We made a promise before all of our friends and family to take the good with the bad, and to keep choosing one another day after day, even if it was not always the easiest choice to make.  I am happy to report that the last four years, which have really put us through the ringer on occasion, have truly been the happiest of my life.  When I look at these photos, taken by Lane Fowler of Willow Lane Photography, it's hard not to be transported back to the magic of that day.

This year, June 14th looks a little different.  Here I sit, a sick four-month-old sleeping in her Solly wrap, while a sick two-year-old naps upstairs.  My better half was up all night long, saving lives, so he is also sleeping.  Is this what I imagined when my photographer directed me to "envision our future life together" on our wedding day?  Not exactly.  But I'll let you in on a little secret: this life, this crazy, messy, life is better than any I could have imagined.  It is much harder, certainly, but the rewards are far greater than I expected.  So even though I am still in pajamas and a top knot at 9 a.m. instead of a glamorous white gown, I wouldn't change it for the world.

Matthew, we have been through so much together in our lives.  We have grown up together.  Changed together (and separately).  Started this incredible family together.  We have also gone through some of the most trying times imaginable together.  Despite all of this, and because of it, I still choose you.  Today and every day.  Pajamas and a top knot and all.  I love you more than you'll ever know.  Happy anniversary.

The world's most gorgeous bridesmaids!!!


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