Seven years ago today we were married. I'm so thankful for my husband and the amazing man that he is.
Some of you already saw these photobooth pictures when I posted them on twitter. But, I kind of love them. The ones with the kids are hilarious, too. I'll post them soon!
Reading back through my old anniversary posts (6 years, 5 years, 4 years, 3 years) makes me so thankful and grateful for where we are. We've survived difficulties, had four beautiful babies, traveled a little, moved a lot, and gotten to know each other more everyday.
I was thinking about marriage the other day. One thing I know that I've struggled with before (and I'm probably not the only one) is not having the same excitement as a new relationship. There's no more pursuit or long phone calls or awkwardness/nervousness. But, then I realized we DO have that...we have amazing memories of our courtship.
But, really, being an old married lady is better than a newlywed. I don't have to say goodbye to Eric anymore. I get to go to sleep next to him and wake up next to him and share my whole life with him. The blessing in that doesn't compete with temporary emotions. Eric is the perfect husband for me, he is the perfect balance. I am emotional, he is steady. I am loud and obnoxious, he is quiet and thoughtful. I stay home with the kids, he goes to work. I am a blogger, he's a blog reader. :)
I love you, Eric. I can't tell you how blessed I am to have you in my life and call you my husband. You are such a man of character and I am so, so proud to have you as my husband. Thank you for loving me in so many different ways- from always forgiving me to letting me buy cute clothes. You are the best in the whole world!