Nine Years of Bliss

Yesterday my Babe and I celebrated our nine year wedding anniversary. Since marrying my best friend on Labor Day weekend years ago, we have had nothing less than a blissful and enchanted life. Just kidding, of course… but I do love him more now than I did that hot August day in Tennessee when we were sharing a delicious pig roast with some of our closest friends and family. We still have people tell us how much they enjoyed our wedding meal. Mmmmmm, and now my stomach is growling thinking about barbeque and hot potato salad! Yep, that was a good way to start a marriage! Anyway, A LOT has happened in the last nine years. There have been many ups and downs but thankfully God has brought us closer together through it all.

We don’t always get to do a big celebration for our anniversary but there is one thing that I’ve always done to commemorate the day. I put on my wedding dress! I know a lot of brides have their dresses preserved but I have opted to keep mine available and ready for my yearly “fitting” .  There have been two years (directly related to our two children) that it hasn’t exactly fit however! The sequins on the gown have yellowed a bit with time, but I’m okay with that. I love putting it on and feeling like a princess (even if I can barely breathe!) and bringing back those memories of that truly blissful day.