Ahh. I just got the kids down to bed and I’m so glad it’s the weekend.. happy Friday! I’m excited for some family time this weekend. I also fit in a quick nail appointment today and that 7-minute massage included with my manicure just got me through bedtime (woop!)—Wendy did not mess around. We plan to lay low for Mother’s Day weekend and steal away a date to celebrate our anniversary on Sunday.. our SIXTH anniversary.
Six years goes frighteningly fast. I always thought I’d get married later in life, and while I see so many benefits to finding a companion at any stage in life, I’m glad we came together at the time we did. Our first years were like those intense roller coasters that I loved as a teenager. Where they jolt you so fast, you’re laughing but there’s also a mild headache forming in the back of your neck but you want to keep going. The analogy breaks down, but I guess what I DO mean is that it was all the feelings, love, passion, figuring each other out, raw. It was the beginning of deeply understanding this person that you’ve loved and decided to spend your forever years (as you know them..).
What I love about this stage in our marriage is that we’re building in the midst of these little ones that have made our family even more what it will eventually look like. It’s more important to me than ever that our kids see the best picture we can give them about what we believe marriage to be—it’s vulnerability, compassion, consistent love, preference for one another, building each other up and partnership.
Our marriage has changed and shaped me to a better Casey.. And the people we are today versus where we began are so different, in the best ways. I am thankful for a partner in life who is growing and changing with me, and James openness to growth and becoming a better him continues to inspire me in my stubbornness. Because I can be .. and not the admirable kind that makes you think there could be a ‘bright side’ to stubbornness. Ha. So today, I am so thankful for this ride and life I’ve built together with my partner in crime!!
So okay, while we’re at it, I was thinking about some of my favorite memories from that day! So, please join me on a quick stroll down our anniversary memory lane 🙂 Also, just for fun, I wrote this post just after my first year of marriage, crazy!
- Getting to our hotel in our wedding clothes was SO FUN
- Forgetting our purses and nearly all our belongings after doing the most epic goodbye drive-away was hilarious (although at first, annoying!)
- At the end of the day, massaging my face as it hurt so bad from smiling, I think I had cheek cramps for two days!
- Leading the 50 person conga line, major wedding wish fulfilled
- Still loving our wedding songs and still so glad we walked out of the church to this
- Giggling all this time later at the people who crashed our wedding
- Still wishing I ate more cake.. it was de-lec-ta-ble