Today is our 2nd wedding Anniversary

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, an expert on relationships. Over the course of my life thus far, with 2 dissolutions in my back pocket, I can give you plenty of examples of what NOT to do. My childhood did a number on me and left me reeling, not at all prepared to take on the world. Due to that, I held on to a lot of anger and would lash out at people who tried to be close to me. I wanted to be loved and I tried to force it. It took a considerable amount of time to work through all that. I couldn’t have a healthy relationship with anyone until I did. As I plainly tell Arden, “I made bad choices.” It’s not rocket science. I rushed into marriage with the wrong people for the wrong reasons. They weren’t bad people, they just weren’t right for me.

But I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

By the time I met Joel at the census, (we both needed extra money) I was convinced I wouldn’t get married again. Despite our 7 year age difference, (My grandma referred to him as “Your Boy Toy”. Yeah, I about died.) we just clicked. As in by day 2 of our 8 hour-a-day training, it was overheard that “They look so good together! and “They make such a cute couple!” Except we weren’t a couple, we both had other situations going on. Joel was persistent though. I tried my best to deter him with tales of my baggage and of having a child. You know how animals and children sense if someone is good or a threat? Well, Arden took to him immediately. She was only a little over a year and a half when we met. She started calling him by name from day 1. For never having a child himself, Joel jumped into his step-dad roll with both feet, before it was even an option.

We have only been married 2 years (together a total of 3 ½) and we are just as crazy about each other as when we met. I know this will be much more impressive when it’s been 20 or 50 years, but still having butterflies when we see each other is pretty awesome. It’s nice always being on the same page and working towards our goals together. We have accomplished so much in such a short time and have great plans for our future.

And I could not be more thankful that:

All the doors that I had to close

All the things, I knew, but I didn’t know

Thank God for all I missed

‘Cause it led me here to this 

 

 

 

DSC_0125 cropped http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjKFb-4t_vg (‘This’ by Darius Rucker: The song that was playing at the Courthouse when we got our marriage license.)

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One Comment to “Today is our 2nd wedding Anniversary”

  1. I love you very much! Thank you for changing my life!

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