Saturday, May 20, 2006
Today is a day that is marked in history in our marriage. Our anniversary. 11 years ago today, we tied the knot. I was 20. Ed was 25. Oh what a day that was. We watched our wedding video last week and was shocked to see how YOUNG we were!! I was still in college and had 5 more years to go. Ed was working at the YMCA in the before and after school program. Our first year of marraige was crazy with me being in school full time, working a 2nd shift part time job and he working an early 1st shift job. We rarely saw each other. We were travelling to Lansing every weekend and living in married housing above a couple that played their music so loud it shook the pictures on our wall and who also had two small kids in a tiny, tiny two bedroom apartment. Ahhhh...wedded bliss. :)
Fast forward 11 years of lots of tears, arguments, backpacking adventures, moves, kids, and lots and lots of love. Here we are today. I thanked Ed this morning for sticking by me through the past years. He's my best friend. My confident. My encourager. He makes me laugh until tears come out. He calls me beautiful even when I have morning breath and messy hair and crust filled eyes. He loves me unconditionally. He wipes away my tears. He prays with me. He loves me to the depths of his soul. 11 years ago, I had no clue as to what I was going to go through. God blessed me with a man who fit me to the core, even though I was looking through starry eyed, love struck eyes. It has not been easy, these years, but we have come out stronger together than when we started, thanks to our Maker who brought us together.
I love you Ed. With all of my being. Thank you for the most wonderful, growth filled, full of love years that any girl would dream of. You are my best friend and living life with you is one of the best adventures I could ever ask for. I thank the Lord for you. What a blessing you are to me.