I keep thinking every year is going to get easier but it sure doesn’t! haha. A few months ago, a friend asked me how long you and I had been married. I quickly did the math in my head and before I could even answer my eyes got big and I thought, ‘WHAT!? How has it been 7 years already!?’. … I honestly can’t even remember how I answered. I probably just played it off like it wasn’t a big deal. But inside I was freaking out! haha. Ya know, when some people turn 30 and they think, ‘How did that happen? I’m 30 already!?’ and then they start worrying about what they’re doing with their life and they can’t believe time has gone so fast? Yeah, that’s the moment I had when I realized we’ve been married for 7 years! haha. But minus, the worry part. 😉
Sometimes it feels like we’ve been married forever, haha. But most of the time, it feels like no time has passed at all. … We’ve been through a lot in these 7 years, as I’m sure most people would say, but I’m so grateful that it’s all been with you. … I remember the first time you sat by me at Rigby lake and I had an inkling that you liked me as more than a friend. I remember you pining for me for a while before I finally decided to give you a chance. I remember sitting against a tree in the park watching a movie on your laptop. I remember our first official date going to see ‘Despicable Me’ in theaters and you holding my hand. I remember high school dances, you singing in my ear, butterflies in my stomach and all the Hershey’s chocolate bars you left in my truck. I remember our first kiss outside your house and how safe it made me feel. I remember making dinners in your college apartment, I remember writing letters while you were on your mission and I remember getting to email when that changed! I remember you sending me on a wild goose chase and then getting down on your knee in front of the Rexburg Temple and asking me to be your eternal companion. I remember sitting in the celestial room in the Idaho Falls Temple right before we got married and feeling so at peace and so happy. I remember eating meals from our couch and cardboard table in our first apartment. I remember all the times you comforted me when I was sad and I remember how you carried me through both labors with our girls and I remember all the times you’ve put us first.
I think I’ve decided that life is never easy and that everyone struggles with something. And the past couple years have seemed like struggle after struggle after struggle for us. And especially for me. But having you by my side through it all, somehow makes it worth it. You are my safe place, my peace, my strength. And I am so grateful for you. Thank you for all you do, seen and unseen. I love you. Happy Anniversary!