It’s hard to believe that two years ago my best friend and I said our “I do’s”. For those who don’t know, as soon as we got married we started living apart in the fall. Mike had just started law school, and I was beginning my PhD program. Has It been super hard? Absolutely. Would we do It all over again the same way? You bet. Why? Well, It’s been incredibly hard having two houses and distance between them, but us attaining our goals is just so important, and having each others’ support just makes It even better. We miss each other most at nights, but we still see each other nearly every weekend. Although we have two houses (three now if you include Mike’s apartment in Dallas), we only have ONE home–HOME is where both of us are together, and it’s our favorite place to be. We try to encourage each other as much as we can. Even though times get difficult and stressful, we always try to say how much we appreciate each other and the hard work that is being put in. We only have one more year left of school, so all of this will be totally worth It, and we will have both achieved our goals.
No, we didn’t have the big, show-boat of a wedding with hundreds of guests. Instead, we had a very small, intimate wedding with our closest friends and family in my mom’s yard. We knew that we didn’t want to have a big wedding (and our wallets thanked us later!), because It wasn’t about the wedding, It was about being married. Too often I see couples getting too caught up in the “show” and don’t focus on what will happen the day, weeks, months, years, lifetime AFTER the wedding. So, for those preparing for your wedding, just stop for a second and think about what really matters! A MAJOR shoutout to our incredible wedding party! They were our best and closest friends, and man did they all look amazing! Mike’s groomsmen even got the “sorority squat” photo down! (Check out the pics below).
However, Mike and I were so caught up in our happiness that day, that we actually FORGOT to take pictures together! It totally ended up being okay seeing that It was a June wedding and It was SO hot. We ended up taking pictures later in October which gave us a reason to put back on our wedding attire. I must say It was not as stressful and considerably cooler than our wedding day! Although most people would just like to have their pics on their wedding day, taking them at another time actually turned out great!
I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband that supports me, keeps up with me, and balances me out. Here’s to a lifetime of adventure with you, Mike! I love you always!