Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's our anniversary...

Does that bring back memories of cruisin' in the early 90's to Tony! Toni! Tone!?  It sure does for me.  I had no one to sing to about an anniversary but that didn't stop me from belting it out with my eyes closed. 

Fast forward many years (I'm starting to date myself) and now I do have someone to sing to - however, I somehow doubt he'd want me to serenade him with Tony Toni Tone.  I'm sure he won't mind reading my sappy prose about how great he is though (:

Today marks 10 years since I stood next to the man of my dreams and professed my undying love for him.  To have and to hold, in sickness and health, 'til death do us part - I cling to those words every day.  We decided to not see each other before the ceremony and I remember being a nervous wreck.  My gown weighed 100 pounds and I hadn't eaten much all day.  I was about to pass out...until I saw Wes.  I couldn't see him initially as I walked down the aisle but as soon as I did, my heart started to beat faster, my stomach did a flip, and all the cares in the world disappeared for that very moment.  Knowing that he was standing there, waiting for me, was all I needed.  That was one of the happiest days of my life - a day I will cherish forever.

Ten years later, my heart still skips a beat when we go on dates.  I love seeing him transform from his daily t-shirt attire to a well-dressed man.  Knowing that he still cares enough about me to care what he looks like really does mean a lot.  I love when he takes my hand in his and we walk into the restaurant as if it was our 2nd date (There's no way I would have been brave enough to hold his hand on our 1st date, actually 2nd date is pushing it but oh well.)

Ten years later, he still loves me for me, flaws and all.  He puts up with my obsessive ways.  He lets me nag (to an extent).  He lets me do the things I love to do and gives me my space to do it.  He goes to the grocery for me.  He takes out the trash and does the laundry.  He's a wonderful dad who gives so much of himself and his time to his boys.  He is honest, smart, funny, and devilishly handsome to boot.  To say I'm lucky would be an understatement.  Sometimes I have to put myself in check to realize just how fortunate I am.

Happy Anniversary, Wes!  I love you today more than I did yesterday and I'll somehow find room to love you even more tomorrow.

To celebrate, we went to our favorite B&B in Northern KY this weekend, Willis Graves B&B.  As always, it was relaxing, delicious, and overall perfection.  For dinner, we treated ourselves to one of our favorite restaurants, Boca, in Cincinnati.  I'd highly recommend either of these places if you're ever in NKY or Cincinnati.