You’ve dreamed of falling in love and having a fairy tale wedding all of your life, and the day has finally arrived.
You just picked up your future husband from the airport the night before and you’re trying to figure out how to pack 8 billion things into the next 6 days while he’s home on leave, but remember to slow down and enjoy all of the beautiful moments.
After hopelessly falling for that cute boy at your first real job, you and he have been dating for 3 years now and you both couldn’t be happier. It was rough there for a little while when he told you he was joining the Navy and after he first left for boot camp. You were both so young and at first it seemed like it was best to simply go your separate ways. But God had different plans for you both.
You ended up visiting him on his graduation day, and once you were together again you both realized you never wanted to be apart. And as you were casually walking down the streets of Chicago, holding hands, that’s when he said to you “Let’s do it. Let’s get married, Cara.”And of course, you said yes, and immediately felt on top of the world.
Now, only 7 months later it is your wedding day and you couldn’t be more excited to say “I do” to your best friend. Although you may have tiny butterflies floating around in your stomach all afternoon, you’ll know without a doubt in your mind that he’s “the one”.
Right before the ceremony, you’ll hug your best friend and she’ll tell you don’t be nervous, but the moment your dad sees you, you’ll both tear up a little. After all, you are daddy’s little girl. Thankfully, all of the nerves will immediately go away once you begin to walk down the aisle towards your future husband and he looks at you with those gorgeous brown eyes and smiles.
You’ll both say the sweetest vows to each other and in front of God, your families, and friends, will make a promise and commitment to one another. After sealing the promise with a kiss, you’ll turn to the crowd and be introduced as the new Mr. and Mrs. and will both feel on top of the world. You’ll feel like this is the absolute best moment you’ll ever experience together, and for a while that will be true. But just remember, this is only the beginning of your beautiful life together.
After a 3 day honey-moon you’ll sadly have to tell your husband goodbye as he goes back to his Naval station in Japan. At 19 years old, you’ll spend many nights crying and wondering how you’re going to get through being apart, but the distance and time apart will only make your relationship grow that much stronger.
You’ll learn to trust each other and will make the most of all of the sweet e-mails, texts, and Skype calls. Even though you’ll have days where you’ll be envious of all of the couples around you who can actually see and touch each other in person, you’ll learn to hold tight to the love you share between each other and know it will all be worth it in the end.
When you finally do get to move in and be with your husband, it will take you both some time to adjust to being husband and wife and to get used to living together. You’ll have many silly, petty fights in the beginning but remember to never go to bed angry, and always kiss each other good night.
Before you know it, you’ll find out the best news in the world- you’re pregnant! This wonderful news will turn out to be one of the greatest blessings for you both, and will bring you so much closer together. You’ll spend hours dreaming, wondering, and planning what it’s going to be like being parents and when the moment finally arrives and you have a brand new baby boy, it will be the best feeling in the world.
You’ll love being a mother and a wife more than anything- so much that exactly 12 months later you and your husband will decide it’s time to have another and you’ll get pregnant with #2. Another precious baby boy, of course. Once your second boy arrives, you’ll feel your world is complete.
You’ll sit in the hospital, while holding your new sweet bundle of joy and in that moment realize that every step that led you to meeting your husband was all part of God’s plan for you both. You’ll know that he always wanted you and your husband to be together and that he knew one day you would both become wonderful parents to two of the sweetest boys in the world. You’ll realize that every struggle, hardship, and roadblock that ever came your way was only his way of showing you how much you truly loved each other and in the end you’ll be thankful for every single moment you shared together, the good and the bad.
Each year, you’ll sit back and ponder how far you and he have both came and will think to yourselves “How have we been together this long?” But at the end of the day, without a doubt in your mind, you’ll know that your husband is your best friend, your sweetheart, your partner in crime, the father of your children, and the love of your life. You’ll always love him until the day you leave this earth and you’ll know that he loves you the same.
And although you’ll think all of the love stories out there are beautiful, yours and his will always be your favorite.
My husband and I just celebrated our 7th Anniversary this past Sunday, and after being together for a decade we couldn’t be happier. God truly has blessed us so much in our lives with two beautiful boys and I’m so thankful for the life we have together. Here’s a photo of us that was taken right before our date.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday and Thanks for Stopping By!-Cara