10 years ago I was kneeling at the alter across from my husband with eyes full of love, excitement, and happiness. 10 years ago I said yes twice; I was so excited that I said Yes at the wrong point in the ceremony. It was quite funny, and of course I have been teased about it ever since. 10 years ago Paul and I stood in the atrium of the Portland, Oregon Temple and exchange rings – only I couldn’t get his ring on, so much to the amusement of all our family and friends he had to put it on himself. 🙂 10 years ago I married the most amazing man I have ever known.
It is incredible to think that ten years have passed by so quickly. These years have been packed with amazing wonderful experiences and some of the hardest things that I wonder how we have made it through. But one thing I know is that through it all we have become closer and stronger. I love that wonderful man just as much as I did ten years ago – and oh so much more.
In our years together we have seen so many wonderful miracles – five of them being our wonderful children who have joined us over the years. I am excited for the many years to come and all they will bring. I love my husband and each of my children. I love their excitement as we pour over the pages of our wedding album and hearing them exclaim, “You look younger!” or “I love your dress.” I love to hear them begging for us to tell them the stories about how we met and got married, “one more time”.
I am so grateful for all that I have in life, and for my husband, who is the greatest husband and father I could ever dream of.
I love you dear! Happy Anniversary!
(The beautiful – and very heavy – bridal boquet)