Anniversary!Thursday, September 20, 2012
Today is my four year wedding anniversary to my amazing husband, Dane! It feels in some ways like it was just yesterday we were getting married, and in other ways it feels like I've never been without him. In a good way of course! I feel like I couldn't have been blessed with a better companion to experience this life with. I mean sure, we have our ups and downs, but I'm happy to say that we've had more good times than bad. He works so hard to provide for us. Everything we have, our cars, our home, our pets, our food, we have because of what he does. I try to show him how much I appreciate him, and I hope he knows that. I know that my life is better because he is a part of it!
We started dating when I was 17 years old (almost exactly, our first date was the day after my birthday) and he was 22. He lived in Oregon, and I lived in Idaho, and even though our families knew each other, we didn't really know one another personally. He came on a camping trip with my family and some of our other friends, and that was when the magic started! We had so much in common, and I was so excited to find that he loved reading almost as much as me! I knew I was in love with him by the end of that week, and that feeling has only grown stronger with time.
Living 500 miles away from each other posed a challenge though, and I missed him like crazy. He would come over about one weekend a month, and other than that we had to get by with late night phone calls and lots of texting! We dated for seven months before we got engaged, and the wedding was another seven months after that. A lot of people said that things wouldn't work between us, because we were young and long distance relationships never work out. Teachers at school thought I was making a mistake, that I couldn't know what I wanted in life because I would be getting married when I was only 18.
Well it's been four years, and I hope we get 60 more together! He really is my best friend, and I can't believe I got so lucky to find him when I was so young. He makes me feel so special, loved, and appreciated. I only hope that I can always do the same for him!
Here's a couple of pictures of us together :)