(Hello, friends! It was our one year wedding anniversary yesterday, Monday October 8th. I started to write this post yesterday morning, but didn’t finish it until Tuesday night. All of the photos below, taken by Andy, are from our anniversary celebration at Poet’s Walk park in Red Hook, NY, which was our wedding ceremony site. Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love, support, and well wishes- we had such a lovely day!)
Can you believe we got married one year ago today?
The past five years have been such a whirlwind, a roller coaster, a challenge, a joy. Everything that we are on this day has been building up since we started hanging out as friends in April of 2007. Neither of us had any idea what lay ahead of us: all the firsts that we were to each other, all the tears and laughter, the blindly entering into something we had no instructions for, the breaking up for two years and subsequent reunion(s).
You and I aren’t religious people- nor are we particularly spiritual. In fact, I’d say one of your defining characteristics (besides, oh, let’s see handsome, creative, talented, charming, passionate, and generous) is your skepticism. You didn’t believe that I could be interested in you at first, you scoff when others speak of the healing powers of the intangible. I, too, straddle the line between skepticism and wanting to believe. How is it, then, that we two fell in love? How did we come back together after such a long hiatus, enduring consistently difficult winters, and battling such things as depression and financial woes?
Through it all, we found our faith in each other. I never knew what it was to genuinely believe in something before committing myself to you, yet I look back now and don’t want to imagine it any other way. To me, faith is holding on to what is and trusting that no matter what, we will support and love each other. On this, our first wedding anniversary, I thank you for believing in me. Thank you for being my partner in this wild, unpredictable life of ours.
P.S. I wanted to share this blog post about not downplaying our strengths. Such a great read!