Today is my Husband and my 4th Wedding Anniversary. Every anniversary is special, but the more significant celebration this month is our 15 year Anniversary of being together.
And it comes just weeks after my 30th Birthday, which means that now half of my life has been spent with this man. And so when people say "my other half" for me this now holds even more meaning.
15 years ago I met a boy at a school dance that I kind of liked. And then I kind of liked him a lot. Everything was simple and sweet.
There were hand-written love letters exchanged; weekend picnic dates; and when he went home each summer to work on the farm, we spent hours and hours on the phone each night (landline of course) getting to know and miss each other.
We were only young but from the very start, we knew we were everything to each other. We met at such a crucial time in our lives when we needed each other so much. We gave each other much needed self-confidence and strength, and became each others' stability.
We have been together through so many highs and lows over half my lifetime, and have really grown up together. We thought we knew and loved each other as much as we could on our wedding day, but then became parents together, and discovered a whole new meaning to love.
I love this man more today than the day before, but never as much as the day to come.
Sometimes I think we've changed so much since we first met, but in reality, we still write each other love letters, still enjoy picnic's with reckless abandon and still call each other every single day, just to say hi and tell one another we love them (and nowadays, for Maddie to see her Daddy too).
Every day I feel so incredibly lucky that I met my Husband when he was just a boy, and that we have grown together and made this wonderful life for ourselves. To see our love grow in the smile of our little girl is the most incredible warmth in my heart. Every single day I am so thankful to share the little moments of life with these two.
We aren't exchanging gifts this anniversary, I truly feel like I have everything I could ever wish for. All I wanted today, was to exchange one more love letter. 15 years worth just isn't enough! I'm always going to want to hear more from this man's brilliant mind and gentle heart.
So here is to young love, my love. Which can, if you are incredibly lucky, grow and become everlasting love.