4 Years and It’s Like…I Can’t Remember My Life Before You

May 27, 2011 Marriage 1

Wow, time flies by in a blink of an eye. Today, May 27th, marks 4 years since The Hubbi and I have been married. It’s a strange feeling because I still feel like a newlywed, mainly because I’ve been away for school for the past three years so our relationship has been more or less long distance; yet I also feel like my life began when I met and fell in love with The Hubbi.  My life before this is a blur to me and this life, here with my wonderful husband and beautiful children, feels so natural and so right.

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The Hubbi and I have been together for almost 8 years now and although we’ve had a lot of good times, there were plenty of trying times that truly tested our relationship and love for each other. My lack of trust in men made it very difficult for me to fully commit to this or any relationship, despite the fact that I love him so. Yet, he stuck by me through all the hard times and proved to me how much he loved me and put me before all others. I love how he looks at me like I’m the onli one that matters, like there’s no one else in the world but me. I’m his special someone and he’s mine.

Our story is not a conventional one, it was full of drama, tears, yelling, breakups and makeups, and surprises; but I wouldn’t change any of it. Without all that, we wouldn’t be where we are now, so comfortable with each other and still so in love. When I look at him I think. “You’re my family, my best friend, my lover, and so much more that words cannot describe”. He definitely helped me learn to trust a man and realize that I can rely on a guy to be there when I need him.

Our wedding day was such an amazing, albeit, hot day, even though I was a Bridezilla. I have to admit I personally was not able to enjoy my wedding because I was so preoccupied with planning and making sure everything went perfectly. But, The Hubbi had enough fun for the both of us. We had an outdoor wedding, which was so beautiful, even if all the guys were sweating their butts off in the sun. The reception was so much fun since we had a DJ there and all our friends and family celebrated our special day with us.

I still remember the pink bridesmaids dresses my friends hated to wear, but did it anyways because they love me. I remember the matching Playboy boxers The Hubbi and groomsmen wore under their tuxedos. I remember BG1 walking down the isle as the flower girl, not throwing a single petal though until the end when she dumped the whole basket on my train, haha. I remember the beautiful reception dress my best friends made for me as my wedding gift. I remember watching my sister-in-law catching the bouquet with such ferocity it was hilarious!

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I remember our first dance as husband and wife, when you calmly reassured me that everything was fine when I worried that things weren’t doing exactly as planned. You’re always there to calm me down and cheer me up.

He’s the yin to my yang, my other half. He compliments my personality perfectly and I can’t imagine myself with anyone else. Not only does he spoil me with gifts, love, and attention, he also cooks for the family, is a caring and thoughtful son-in-law, and he is a loving and dutiful father to our children. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

With him, it was love at first sight. With me, it took awhile, but I finally managed to see that he was the one I was going to spend the rest of my life with. Our courtship was so much fun and I always look back at those memories and laugh about how he won me over with his charm and his damn “crooked smile”.  Throughout the years he’s shown me that in his life, I come first and the world follows after. Now our life is pretty routine, but in a good way. We’re a team, and great one at that.

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Thank you Husband for loving me and making me fall in love with you. Thank you for being the one person I can always depend on, the one who is always on my side until the bitter end. Thank you for giving me two beautiful children, many years of memories I will forever hold in my heart, and the idea of forever and always with you.

Here’s to many more years of love, laughter, memories, and everything else in between.

Happi 4 Year Anniversary Husband! I love you!

 

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