Wednesday, April 30, 2014

15.

Heeeey.

Today we celebrate.
photo bomb by Devi
Today is the day, 15 years ago, we got married.

Can you believe it? Neither can we. We aren't old enough for this, or maybe we are in denial about our age. Just a couple more years, and I will have been married to Paul just as long as I was single.

The past few weeks I have spent a large portion of my quiet time thinking about our marriage. One night Paul and I had a long talk about why we even love each other {if you are wondering, it was intense}, and a night I won't soon forget. 

This world is full of people who can't believe you "put up" with certain things, and people who believe divorce is always the answer. When we first got married, I was surrounded by those kind of people. They made comments that I would be happier divorced, and Paul not being good enough for me. I listened to them, and believed it. I know, shame on me. I am so thankful Paul believed in us, reassured me, showed me immeasurable amounts of love, and didn't ever want to give up.

He is why we have made it. 

He recently asked me if I was ready to give up half way through the race, and I am not. Our marriage, our friendship, our family will always be worth it. I will always be thankful for the life I have been given, because of my Paul. We have accomplished a lot in these 15 years, can't wait to see what we get done in the next 15.

Happy Anniversary Paul. Glad we are stuck for eternity.

5 comments:

Jamie M. said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Cathy said...

I'll be 49 and a half years old by the time I'm married as long as I was single. Yikes. AND happy anniversary to you both! You're both pretty amazing in my book.

Vanessa said...

I love that picture

kendahl a. said...

Aw, you guys are adorable! 15 years is a long time. Congrats!

Emily said...

Trust me, 15 years is an accomplishment. So glad you two have stuck it out. Here's to another 50 years together. :)