She was fourteen, he fifteen. One unordinary winter evening, walking into unknown territory with a dear friend by her side. Overcome by nerves and common adolescent fears. There he stood among his friends, a big warm smile across his face. With long sandy blonde hair and big blue eyes, impossible to overlook. Making teenage boy talk with his best friend, "the brunette's mine" he says. Indeed she was. Little did they know, six years later loved ones would gather in that very place to witness their marriage.
It's been ten years since we met and I barely remember a time when my heart wasn't tied to his. Even through the growing pains, there was a common thread between us determined to last. Last through the uglybeautiful moments that defined us. We've grown as individuals while remaining as one. Being each other's biggest fans through careers, hobbies, and passions. While keeping the other grounded by speaking of the big picture. I can't imagine my life without this man at the core. My best friend. The one who takes me the way I am.
I'm blessed to tears by his love. And I thank the Lord from the bottom of my soul for the partner he's entrusted to me. Asking Him to teach me how to love this man better each day. Living out our vows now for four unbelievable years. Noticing how each has played out better than the last. Remembering those two teenagers crazy in love and fighting for them.
It's not all that mint, without dents or scratches. It's not all that simple, without fear or doubt. It's REAL, filled with many levels of true emotion. It's two people going against the grain of the world. Determined to be the light for those that follow. It's hard. It's messy. It's beautiful. It's ours. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I love you, Mr. Wright. With every fiber of my being, I love you. Happy Anniversary to us!