Thursday, June 4, 2009

4 Years



Photo credit to Jami Ainsworth



Four years ago today, I married my best friend. Planning the wedding was so much fun and the wedding day was absolutely perfect (not completely legal, but perfect). You see, we didn't take the time to research the laws that say you can't obtain a marriage license in Louisiana, and be married in Mississippi...but that is another story for another day!

So, as I was saying, that perfect day I will always remember...who knew what lay ahead in the next four years of our lives? Who knew we'd move into our first house, get jobs with a great company, Charlie would get two promotions along the way and I would find just the right place in this company that I love. Who knew we would find out I was pregnant, on birth control, completely unexpectedly. Who knew we'd sit in a sonogram giddy with excitement wondering if it would be a girl or a boy. Who knew the doctor would come in to break the news. Who knew I would lose this precious baby boy that I was just getting to know. Who knew a little over a year later, once again, we'd get a surprise. Who knew, once again, we'd sit in a sonogram room, trying to forget the past, just wanting to see the 4D sonogram. Who knew we'd rush to the hospital and meet the most precious little girl in the whole wide world. Who knew for 58 days we would practically live in the NICU and learn all sorts of things we never wanted to. Who knew she'd make our marriage even stronger. Who knew I'd fall in love more with him every time he talked to her with his 'baby talk' voice. Wow. Marriage is so full of ups and downs, and although I pray the next 4 years go more as I plan than the last 4, I realize now some of the best things in life just aren't planned. What matters is that you have your amazing husband by your side to see you through. And of course, your amazing parents. Speaking of, my parents are also celebrating their 26th anniversary today. I know that without their example, I'd be a totally different person than I am today. They love each other more than I can begin to explain. So here's to them, and their example, and here's to us...and all of life's surprises. And here's to the next 60 years with my high school sweetheart!

10 comments:

thekennonfamily said...

Here's to 4 years, Cas and Charlie! Hope you had a wonderful anniversary! Love and miss ya:-)

Penny said...

I KNOW you're not still up and reading blogs, but Happy Anniversary! Did I ever tell you my Aunt Mary and Uncle Harry got married on my Nannie and Poppa's (Mary's parents) 20th anniversary? They celebrated all their "big" anniversaries together. The last time the whole families celebrated their anniversaries were their 40th and 60th. It was really sweet!

Mallory said...
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Mallory said...

*I erased my previous comment cause a typo was driving me crazy =)

HAPPY 4TH CAS! I still remember that day as being one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever been to (and in!) -- not to mention one of the prettiest bridesmaid dresses I've ever worn (no competition there though, seeing as how I've had to wear a GOLD dress before in my sister's wedding :)

Let me know how ya'll celebrated! I'm still trying to come up with ideas for a weekend getaway for our three year on the 24th...running into a bunch of dead-ends though =)

M J said...

Happy anniversary! How funny that you had issues with your marriage license, because we did, too! Jonathan was in a brand new job, and we couldn't seem to find the time to get to the office to get one. The first time we went, we arrived 5 minutes before closing and they wouldn't let us in. I called out minister crying, because we weren't going to have it in time. The actual date on our license is December 10th, even though we were married on the 7th and already on our honeymoon in Mexico by the 10th! Ha!

The Glenn Gang said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet and fun post!

Penny said...

I saw you already signed up to follow my Footprints blog. Thanks! That was sweet!

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

yay it doesnt seem like it was four years ago...and it was so so pretty that day too! wow life changes fast doesnt it. happy anniversary!

Calley said...

It's crazy how so many things can change in such a short ammount of time. You, Charlie, and Avery are such a testimony of God's love, and proof of the miracles He is still in the business of working. We love ya'll! Happy Anniversary!

Cristi said...

This post made me cry of course. What a full crazy four years. It makes you wonder what the next four have in store. I love you and yours. I also LOVE your new header!