A year ago today, I married my best friend.
Friends and family came from all over- California, Arizona, Kentucky, Pulaski, Illinois and more.
The service was perfect, other than our priest crying the entire service, and desperately needing to wipe his nose.
The reception had amazing food, good music, and a lot of beverages.
It was a perfect day.
Friday, we ate dinner where we had our reception.
Last night, we watched our wedding DVD with Tim’s parents. Tim’s mom, Nancy got us a bleeding heart bush. Her mother got her one on their one year anniversary, she had given one to Tim’s sister on her one year anniversary, and so we got one too. (I love the tradition!)
Today, we ate old cake. The banana fudge cake was quite good, even if a bit dry due to living in a freezer for the past 365 days.
The best part of today, other than spending it with Tim of course, was our anniversary box.
At my bridal shower, my amazing MOH’s (maids of honor), had each guest bring a picture of them with me, as well as write words of advice for us on our one year anniversary. There was advice about remembering to say I love you, laughing a lot, and never going to bed mad. The cards were filled with love… and it brought back the amazing feelings of our wedding day, a day filled with celebration of love- our love, and our love of our family and friends. All of these words of advice, and pictures, and such, were kept in a box and guarded by my MOH’s until our anniversary. Definitely one of the best ideas ever. We loved reading through everything together.
One of the best things in the box was a letter I wrote 6 weeks after my first date with Tim. I had written it to my best friend, Dean, who was serving in Iraq at the time. It tells of how I am falling in love with Tim, all of the things I love about him, and my excitement just pours off the page. I even tell Dean that I know Tim is the man I will marry. (Katy, my MOH & also Dean’s fiancee, had found it when going through his things a few weeks after our wedding.) Tim and Dean never got a chance to meet, as Dean was deployed the day after I had my first date with Tim. But, they are the two most important men in my life. And I am SO glad I wrote that letter to Dean.
I am so glad that Dean saved everything. That Katy found that letter. That I was able to capture my feelings about Tim right at the beginning, before I knew he was going to be my husband.
I am one lucky girl.
I have amazing friends and family.
an even more amazing husband.
It has only been one year, but I am ready for the lifetime ahead!