One month ago we celebrated our one year anniversary.
It's everything and nothing at the same time.
Before the "I do's" were ever said
I determined that every year,
on our anniversary,
we would take a family photo.
And we would wear our wedding best.
I almost didn't post this.
The day of our anniversary we left late for our date.
I had forgotten all about Rooney's flower girl dress
and I felt frazzled, frumpy, and 100% over the idea.
But you don't get your days back.
You don't get do overs,
or do laters.
You get one here and now.
and you can accept the way your here and now looks,
or you can lament the life you aren't living.
There is something beautiful in the days
when we want to look the other way.
Life is made up of these days.
Our year was not made up of perfect planning,
it was messy and hilarious and unplanned and uncomfortable.
And this photo makes me think of all that and more.
We spent our night eating pizza
and dreaming about the year ahead.
So grateful for this guy.
Who introduced himself in church,
and despite countless toddler tantrums,
got down on one knee,
and asked a question I wasn't sure I'd ever hear.
Since we said I do I've fallen more in love with you.
Thank you for choosing me every day.
For being the first to ask for forgiveness,
for making sure the garbage is empty,
the car is filled with gas,
and Netflix is always working properly.
For reaching for my hand,
every hard and beautiful moment.
For working so hard,
and loving me so well.
Looking forward to 50+ years of these photos,
50+ years with you.