Five years ago today I walked down the aisle to marry my best friend of ten years. It was an absolutely perfect day – the weather was warm, the only April shower was during the wedding breakfast, and we were surrounded by all our closest family and friends.
Although Jim and I had been together for eight years, and already owned a house together, getting married really did feel like it was the start of something special.
And it was. Because now, here we are, five short years later (I really don’t know where that time has gone), we are in a different house, have different jobs, and are parents to one crazy, beautiful two year old! Isn’t life amazing?
When I think about it, it’s incredible that I met Jim during the first week of University, that we have now known each other for 15 years, and that nearly half my life has been spent with him. I sometimes wonder what would have happened if either Jim or I hadn’t gone to Reading University, or if we hadn’t been put in the same Halls of Residence. Would fate have worked its magic so we would have somehow found each other regardless? It doesn’t bear thinking about! I can’t imagine life without him, he is my everything and definitely my rock.
He is the best husband and daddy and I am grateful every day for my little family. Of course life isn’t perfect, we have our minor disputes and plenty of worries, but it feels good knowing I have someone by my side who always supports me, someone who sees me at my best and at my worst, and still loves me anyway. Thank you Jim, for the last five years (and the eight before that), and here’s to the next five.
^^ Don’t we look young and fresh-faced?