Fouteen years ago today I married my best friend! I can't believe that it has been that long already, not that that is a long time but, sometimes it feels like yesterday that we started on our journey together!
And what a journey it has been so far! I was a Junior in college when we met and he was living in his own home and already started on a career. We met through an old boyfriend that I had who didn't take so well to the news that we were dating! Actually, he wasn't the only person that did not like the fact that we were dating. A few made it known that they thought that I was making a mistake. It probably didn't help that we met in Oct 1994, engaged in May of 1995 and married August 1996.
However, I took the chance and I listened to my heart and it couldn't have been any more right! He makes me laugh everyday and is the most patient man with me and believe me his patience has been tested it!! Our marriage has not always been roses and sunshine. Eight months before we were to get married his brother was in a terrible accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The emotions were all over and at times I thought I was losing him.
Our love overcame.
Then about five years into our marriage that love was tested again, this time by my own heart and hand. He was patient with me and never faltered.
Our bond only grew stronger.
After the birth of our second child I really pushed the envelope! Five days after the birth I suffered a heart attack and had an emergency double by-pass. I was minutes from leaving my beloved husband and children behind, which to this day (it has been 4 1/2 years) still brings tears to my eyes and a panic to my heart. God bless great doctors!! We survived another bump in the road and once again our bond became stronger.
I cannot thank him enough and tell him how much I love him. As crazy as I am and how I constantly change things in front of his eyes, he patiently allows me to express myself and never tells me "I told you so" when I fail. He supports me and loves me with all his heart, something that sometimes I take for granted.
It is sometimes hard to see how these two people that married 14 years ago, seemed to have lived a lifetime already and
have come through their adversities to produce this crazy and beautiful family that I am so very grateful and blessed to have. I would not change anything that has happened along the way and I welcome the future and what it holds, no matter how good or bad.
Thank you my love from the very bottom of my heart for marrying me and staying with me on this roller coaster ride called our life!!
Yours forever and always!