Over the past couple of weeks, I've been reflecting over the past few years and trying to find the right words to describe the love I feel for David and the depth of our marriage. We get to watch couples profess their love for each other week after week. With each exchanging of vows and outpouring of love, it always takes me back to the promises David and I made to each other on that beautiful fall day in September.
I had no idea what love really was until I met David. I was never one to believe in love at first sight, but after about our third date I was completely head over heels in love with him. I still remember how taken aback my family was when we first started dating because no one had ever seen me like that before.
One week after our first date, I left to study abroad in Spain for 4 months. I never expected our brand new relationship to last the test of long distance. We hadn't even officially decided what our relationship was at that time. All I knew was that I loved talking to him. He made me feel more comfortable in my own skin than I ever had before.
We talked constantly the entire time I was studying abroad. I'd stay up until about 4:00am (spain time) talking to him every night and count the hours in the morning just waiting for him to wake up. I think that distance was actually such a blessing. We talked constantly about what we wanted out of life, shared our opinions, and supported each other through that challenging time. Through all of that talking, I think we layed a really solid foundation to build our relationship off of.
I never wanted anything as badly as I wanted to be David's wife, and the day he got down on one knee and proposed to me by our favorite spot at the river, my heart wanted to explode. I was only 22, but I knew without a doubt that what we had would last forever. He was my person. There was no question about it, and words can never describe how happy I was at that moment.
Our wedding day was perfect. Hands down the happiest I think either one of us have ever been in our entire life. We cried, we danced, we drank, and WE GOT MARRIED. I remember walking up the aisle after we'd just been announced husband and wife and saying "Oh my god!!! I can't believe we just did that!"
Over the past two years I've learned alot about what it means to support another person with your whole heart. David makes me a better person. He makes me want to be the best version of myself that I possibly can. He challenges me constantly to push myself and do more than I think I can. He takes care of me when I get sick and feel miserable. He knows how to calm me down when I'm stressed. He is so patient and kind with me...which really is a miracle because I can be a lot to handle. I can only hope that I make him feel as loved as he makes me feel every single day.
He completes me in every aspect of life. He fills in the blanks where I leave off. He is the greatest gift that God has ever given me, and every morning when I wake up I feel so thankful to be blessed with such a wonderful husband and partner.
So, Happy Anniversary David! I love you more than I could ever put into words, but this was I start.