(written on our anniversary, October 28, 2013)
I honestly had to use the calculator to add up the years. 2013 (this year) minus 2006 (the year we got married).
I'm pretty sure Adam and I had a conversation about this this past weekend ( 2 days ago). And yet, I still had to do the math. My mind is not functioning to it's full capacity lately. Let's just say it's been this way for oh, about 8 months now. Smile, cough, wink, wink. Love you, baby girl.
So this afternoon I get a text from my mother in law. It's a group text to Adam and I both. It say's "Happy Anniversary!" And for a minute, I think, "huh, that's strange...anniversary for what?!" And then it hits me. Today is October 28th. Our anniversary.
Our seventh year will officially be known as, "the one I forgot." I feel silly for forgetting. But it makes me laugh out loud because it's no wonder I forgot. I've been busy getting used to our new lives. Surviving the day to day. Sure, we've had 8 months now to get used to it. But for a married couple who waited 6 years before having a human child, it's been more than a culture shock for us. An adjustment that may just take until her first birthday to completely wrap our heads around.
Excuses, excuses...I know. So yea. I forgot.
He means the world to me. Now more than ever. We are partners in life, partners in parenting. Partners for life. Good and bad, thick and thin, rich or poor. We are on this journey together. In it to win it. Our journey.
I remember back in the first few weeks after bringing home Ellis, how much I leaned on Adam. All he had to do was look at my eyes and he would just know. I needed a break. I needed to get outside for fresh air. And he was there to relieve me. He would calmly pick her up and tell me to go take a long shower. And then when she would go to sleep, he would talk to me. Those first few weeks made me realize even more that he was the person that God knew I would need to parent with.
I made this layout in 2012 - and I forgot about it. I found it on my hard drive today while looking for a great photo of Adam.
Over a year later, the journaling still holds true.
One of him these days - proudly holding his babies.
One of him and the girl who stole our hearts eight months ago
and finally one of us (missing Henry, of course) from when we traveled to Missouri in the beginning of October.
Seven years of ups and downs. More ups and than downs. And many wonderful memories made along the way.
ETA: I came home from work and found a couple dozen roses on the kitchen counter and a very sweet card. He did not forget. His response to me forgetting: "I thought you might have, but it's okay! Do you like your roses?!"
No big deal to him. Thank goodness. I love him. He knows.
We ended up celebrating our anniversary doing something that we share a love for: working out.
As Body Combat instructors at our gym, we gladly helped launch the new program releases and had a great evening.
We ended the night by eating Sonic for dinner (classy, right?! lol!), and putting our sweet baby girl to bed together. Not your "whisk me away on a vacation" type of anniversary...but perfect for us. On our 7th anniversary.
I love you, Worm :)