Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Doesn't it feel like yesterday?

It feels like yesterday was the first day meeting you and your lovely smile.

Yesterday it feels like you, Tyler, Jen and I all went on our first date to Craig's Cruisers, Captain Sundae and the beach. It feels like we just went to your prom, all dressed up with big smiles.

How about the day you surprised me with a bear with a special ring on it. A gorgeous ring that fit exactly, was that yesterday?

Just yesterday, I saw you in a handsome tux while I was in a white sparkly gown. I was your bride, and you were my groom--just yesterday.

joshua, i love you.
you are my best friend.
today i give myself to you as i become your wife.
i promise to encourage you and inspire you,
to laugh with you and to comfort you
in times of sorrow and struggle.
i promise to love you all the days of my life,
when life seems easy and when it seems hard,
when our love is simple and when it is an effort.
these things i give you this very moment.
with this ring may it be a constant reminder of my promises to you.
i love you with all my heart and i am excited to begin our lives today
as husband and wife.

Yesterday seems so near but it's been 1 full year since we said "I do". I just cannot believe it--time sure does change in a blink of an eye.

My dear husband, you just make me who I am today. I love that you have been so patient, so understanding, caring, and just so sweet. You make my heart melt day after day. I'm so glad to have found such a wonderful guy. A guy who is willing to lose in Mario Kart just so his wife can win once in a while. A guy who puts hard work into everything he does... from gardening and taking care of his wife and her needs. A guy who doesn't really want to stay up late watching a tv show or a movie, but stays by his wife's side until she's ready to go to bed. A guy who has watched countless "chick flicks" for his wife's sake. A guy who has done laundry, dishes, cleaning, and other chores willingly while his wife has been busy with school. You are encouraging, playful, and silly. The spot that I have come to love is in your arms--a place to find comfort, giggles, and happiness.

It seems like yesterday we were just married--a year has gone by before our eyes. It's been a FABULOUS year! I love that we have worked out so many things and that we have not had many arguments... we've learned from others that life is just too short to bicker. Making the most out of every moment is what I want to continue into this next year. I love you so much. Thanks for being one of the best things in my life. I am excited for the future, and where God will take us.

Happy 1 year anniversary Joshua, I am so GRATEFUL for such a wonderful husband. I'm eager to have many, MANY more anniversarys with you!
your wife :)
It was really fun being a tourist with you in Chicago this weekend! :) Next year, we will definitely do something more... relaxing. :)

1 comment:

  1. Very cute post :) I can't believe it's been a year either!! I remember hearing about your first date! hehe! I hope you are well Erin dear! I miss you! We should grab lunch or something soon!