I found these photos this past summer in my scrapbook drawer. Lots of good memories came back like it was just yesterday. But it wasn't just yesterday.
These photos were taken a long time ago…
Back when I used to print out hundreds of photos of the same event.
Back when we were just babies.
Back when we were newly weds.
Back when we were both still in our twenties.
Back when we had only lived in our home for one year.
Back when we had history together, but nothing compared to now.
Back before we were parents to a fur-baby.
Before we were parents period.
Before, when we knew what “good times” were, but had yet to experience the “bad times.”
Before we experienced serious financial and emotional stress, and made it through.
Before he owned his own business.
Before she really knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.
Nine years later of marriage (eight since these photos were taken), and I know, and feel it in my core, that there is no one on this earth that I would rather experience life with.
No one else I would rather raise babies with.
No one else I would rather experience heart ache and sorrow with.
No one else I would rather feel complete joy and happiness with.
No one else I would rather have by my side (and have my back) when I decide what it is I want to be “when I grow up.”
With more better than worse. Learning and growing through life experiences together and embracing what comes.
We are each others people.
“Can we climb this mountain
I don’t know
Higher now than ever before
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Let’s take it easy
Easy now, watch it go!
We’re burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young
When you were young”
from The Killers, When You Were Young
We are still young, but I am delighted when I think about growing old with you, Worm.
Happy 9th Anniversary and much love love love to my person.