Tuesday, January 6, 2009

3 Years

Three years ago today I married the most wonderful, caring and supportive man in the world. It was an intimate ceremony held in a gorgeous chapel on the campus of Michael's alma mater. Just 12 people were in attendance and everyone played their own special part: my mom (a Lutheran pastor) officiated, my mother-in-law designed and sewed my dream dress, Michael's brothers did readings and his now sister-in-law played cello, my sister was my Maid of Honor, Michael's BFF was his 'Best Woman', my BFF played piano, her husband was our photographer, my brother was the videographer (we have yet to get the video converted to DVD to watch- yikes!), my dad walked me down the aisle and another of Michael's close college friends sang a song that we wrote together (he the lyrics, me the music) as part of our wedding vows. 

The whole wedding weekend was filled with laughter. We even chose to have a joint bachelor/bachelorette party the night before the wedding so we could continue hanging out. We're so fortunate that our families get along so well (we've even spent holidays together since!). Some of my fondest memories of getting to know my future husband (just as a 'friend') in 2001 were spent sitting in the corner of the Seven Barrel Brewery in New Hampshire, chatting the night away about our families and how important they were (are) to us. Our marriage was truly the joining of two families- his family is my family and my family is his. We are so lucky! 

And here we are now- three (married) years later... in a new town, new school, new job... with a baby! OUR baby! I must say, even sans all the craziness of this fall, it feels like it's been much longer and I wouldn't trade a day of it. We have certainly had our share of the "in sickness and in health" vow over the past couple years, but we've made it through the tough times together. I can't imagine life without my (fill-in-all-kinds-of-adoring-names-plus-the-manly-butch-ones-he'd-want-me-to-list!). 

Happy Anniversary, my love. Today, tomorrow and always.


liz said...

i'm totally in tears at work reading this - i can only hope that our wedding turns out so beautifully and that our married lives are as blessed as yours - congrats

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary you poster children for complete and utter awesomeness and cooality (I just made that word up for you - it signifies your ability to fly in the face of adversity with this look on your face that says "Bring-it-on, yo! We love life and you ain't gonna to take us down. Wanna like of my ice-cream cone, Bitch?")

Peace love and happiness!

Chris and Kristie