16 years ago a little college girl purchased a fresh off the mission field young man at a fraternity date auction, and 2 years later they got hitched! Wow, what a starting point to a life long journey huh? Little did they know that they would share so many amazing adventures, ups and downs, 2 wild and crazy amazing little boys, many miles around the world, career changes, several homes, financial wins, financial stresses, cross country moves, and so many amazing moments together during their journey. What’s funny, is that they’re just getting started.
14 years ago I married the love of my life. It was the most whimsical day for me to-date! We had promised each other that it was not going to be a day of stress, but a day of fun and excitement that we get to share with our families and friends. It was a day that we’ll never forget. It was a day that two young kids, that still had so much to learn about life, just “knew” it was right. We just knew it was “meant to be”. The days since then have been amazing, but some have definitely been tough. [nothing worthwhile comes easy, right?] Of course there have been more positive than negative. And even the negatives have turned out to be positives. Imagine that!
I shared with my wife a few weeks back, as we were heading into our 14th wedding anniversary, that “babe, I know that sometimes you think I don’t like you because we may disagree or want different things sometimes. However, despite our disagreements throughout the years, I TRULY AM A BETTER MAN FOR HAVING YOU IN MY LIFE.”
Married couples out there, and those that are not, take note. I am more fulfilled by having a wife that is much different from me, but that enjoys similar things. She has gifts that I do not. This is a great match in my book. Embrace the differences in your spouse and let it serve you and your household well. I wouldn’t have it any other way, although it drives me bonkers sometimes, it’s the best way and the way it was meant to be.
Happy Anniversary my love & best friend
I’d do it all over again without hesitation.
[photo credit: Samantha Bean]