Ten years ago, I married my friend and high school sweetheart.
Ten years ago, I wore a white dress that made me feel like Emma Woodhouse. I wore a long, filmy veil behind my curls and flowers in my hair. I did not wear shoes (best decision EVER), but my French pedicure and sparkly anklet made my feet feel elegant all the same.
Ten years ago, you wore a black tuxedo and looked very dashing indeed. ;) You did wear shoes...until the end of the wedding, when you took them off and we ran down the aisle together.
Ten years ago, we were so glad that Mimi was willing to take our pictures for us, and so glad she didn't make us stay in place and smile for hours. ;)
Ten years ago, we were too full of butterflies to eat our wedding cake, even though it tasted delicious. When we got to our reception, we almost turned around and ran because there were so many people there! (It was slightly overwhelming). :}
Ten years ago, it took us almost 20 minutes to take all of the bobby pins out of my hair once we got to our hotel. It took me three days to wash out all of the hairspray! ;)
Ten years ago, we ate a whole pizza in our hotel room.
Ten years ago, we strolled along the beach, toured a lighthouse, ate barbequed meat and salad, saw the fireworks for the Fourth of July, shopped at an antique store for Disney McDonald's toys, watched a day's worth of "The Planet's Funniest Animals", read through Song of Solomon in the Bible, and watched "Anne of Green Gables" and "Anne of Avonlea". You said that watching those two movies really helped you understand me a lot more. :)
Ten years ago, we dreamed about what the future would hold.
Today, I look back on all of those memories and can't believe that ten years have already gone by.
Today, I am so thankful for you. Your love, your unending patience with my mistakes and flaws, the way you can always make me laugh when I'm in a bad mood, the way you think I'm still as beautiful as the day you met me...how did I ever get so blessed?
Today, we have three beautiful daughters who love you just as much as I do.
Today, I realize that I never could have dreamed how much we would grow and change together. We've both become better people and better followers of Christ just by knowing each other.
Today, I can't wait to see what the next 10 years will hold for us.
Happy Anniversary, Babe. I love you! :)