Today Doug and I are celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. We met when we were in 7th grade through our mutual interest of running and begun dating our freshmen year in high school. Our first date was decided on at a co-ed track meet the day after Doug left some flowers and a love note in my locker.
We are an extremely blessed couple that has been able to spend the past 12 years of our young lives creating memories and experiencing all of life's greatest and most difficult moments with one another. It is nearly impossible to capture our journey in words but it has been filled with many special moments that are all cemented in my memory.
There were the teenage dream years
There were a few absurdly crazy college years where we were making our best attempts to keep our long distance relationship going strong, but it was wearing us down. Doug decided that we were two very lucky individuals that were very blessed to have the special connection that we do, so he transferred colleges his senior year to be closer to me. What a doll.
The first time I ran a marathon Doug searched high and low for someone to drive him 500 miles round trip to be on the sidelines supporting me. This was when I was in culinary school and my kitchen partner put something hot in a blender, covered it, then turned it on where it then proceeded to explode on my face two days before D came into town. The beautiful scab on my forehead was not the way I wanted to greet him.
After 6 1/2 years of dating there were almost another two years of engagement. We were only 21 when we got engaged, and both still in college while living at home with our parents.
Then on August 18, 2007 there was the much anticipated wedding.
And life continues to go on
I wouldn't ever say that marriage is easy, there are good days and bad, but all the good days make the bad ones worth it.
Having a good man by your side when you look like a fool dancing that doesn't judge and instead grooves along with you is a pretty special thing.
We make a good team. When one member is dragging, the other is right there for support...or clif bloks and an encouraging sign.
Love you D, and heres to many more memories and great years.