The wedding photograph above was taken on June 1, 1996, and it is ©Magnolia Studios.
Nine years ago today, I married my very best friend. To loosely paraphrase from an old anniversary entry in 2003, written just seven days before we found out I was pregnant with our first child:
We met when I was still in my teens, and now we're both in our early thirties. But that doesn't stop us from having water-bottle fights on the couch, belching contests, and quoting Cartman and Beavis as if they spoke the Gospel.
Our marriage hasn't always been easy. But it has always been more than I could have possibly asked for out of life the good always overshadowing the bad. If I knew my heart would have been capable of this much love on our wedding day, nine years later, it would have completely overwhelmed me. It still does, really. I can take just about anything life throws at me because he is by my side.
He's still the one.
I love you, Todd. And I can't wait to see what the rest of this month has in store for our family!
Happy anniversary, baby!
Right-click, "Save As" for the MP3 of the song lyrics above. If we hadn't "run off" to N'awlins, it would have been the song played for our first dance.