You’re probably getting sick of me talking about celebrations this month. What can I say? It’s been a notable August for me. Today the hubs and I celebrate our one year anniversary. It’s a bit surreal to think back one whole year, back to the day we said our I Dos and partied with our family and friends, and to think about all that has happened in the last year.
Have you ever noticed how almost everyone’s anniversary posts on Facebook say something about how glad they are to be married to their best friend? It starts to get a little cliche, I admit. But you know what? It’s true. And it’s an incredible blessing to be able to live life alongside your best partner and friend. Without Cory I’d be a lot more tempted to give up, I’d be way more stressed out, and I’d laugh a lot less.
Marriage survives in the day-to-day. In the daily silliness. The daily forgiveness. The daily kisses. The daily sacrifice. Each day matters. Last night we worked with the most incredible caterer, Ernie, married to her husband for 51 years. As we cleaned up together during the reception, she paused with us for a moment and encouraged us to always keep going, no matter what. “Forgive each other,” she said, “When you’re wrong, say you’re sorry. And never give up.” Wise words.
And the wedding? Looking back, this is what I remember: 1) It was indeed stressful (and I should have hired a wedding planner). 2) What fun we had surrounded by the most important people in our lives. and 3) Yes, things went “wrong.” And yes, I still remember the things that went wrong. But you know what else I remember? The beautiful weather. That stunning barn. The delicious food. That amazing group shot. Dancing to my favorite songs with my favorite people. And committing my life to (I have to say it) my best friend.
Happy Anniversary, honey. Here’s to many, many, many more.
Wanna see more of our wedding photos? Go here!