Sunday, January 9, 2011

Here's to 6 Years

There are some people out there who have the talent for writing.  I am not one of those people, but have always admired those who can write exactly what they feel without making it sound wordy or cliche.  I usually limit my posts to pictures with a few captions and a couple of sentences describing whatever the post entails.   This post is different. 
Eleven years and appoximately three months ago, My Bond and I went on our first date.  It was his High School's Homecoming, we were 16, it was akward...enough said.  But obviously not akward enough, because it was followed by more dates, prom, a trip to Cinncinati with his family and a few other friends, a first kiss, and then a tear-ridden "I love you" at the airport before I got on the plane to begin my first semester at BYU.  The following January Bond left for his mission.    
I wish I could say that from then on I  "waited" faithfully for him and wrote him every week, but most defintley (for both of our benefits) I did not. As I swam the college seas of dating, I did not find one single guy out there that made me feel so unreservedly loved as My Bond did.  He treated me with complete adoration and without judgement. He loved me for exacly who I was and did anything within his power to make me feel special. 
Somehow our paths crossed once more in August of 2004 at BYU.  I was preparing to leave for a mission to Belgium and the Netherlands. We dated for about three weeks before I flew home to get ready for the Mission Training Center.  On the way to the airport an informal proposal was put forth and after a few weeks of deliberation, we were officially engaged and married two months later.
It was the best decision I ever made.

As I look back on our 6 years of marriage, I feel so grateful to somehow have snagged this perfect-for-me man.  I am a better and happier person because of him. 

11 comments:

Tessa said...

Happy Anniversary you guys!!!! Thanks for sacrificing a little bit of your special day this year to hang out with me! By the way, I love your picture posts 1. just because I do and 2. because you have the cutest pictures! Love you guys.

Alys said...

Happy Anniversary! I think it is sweet that you married your high school sweet heart. Sometimes I wish I knew Sean back in high school, just to see what he was like as a teenager. I probably would have liked him them, but who knows.

Wiseman Family said...

Those high school dance pictures are awesome! Thanks for sharing them. =)

Lynette said...

(*SNIFF*) I'm so glad you two found each other and ended up sticking together, because we got YOU in the deal! Thanks for making our son so happy. You really are perfect for each other!

Happy Anniversary, and we love you MUCH!

wendysue said...

Happy Anniversary! I love this post. . .and love all the high school pictures in there too! (we have lots of those too. . .)

Alissa said...

Loved your post and especially the pictures! :) too cute! Happy Anniversary!

Megan and Shawn said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm also so happy that you two found each other again, and again, and again! You are great together!

Eric and Emily said...

Happy Anniversary. It was perfectly written! You two make cute children.

Greg and Nicolle Sherwood said...

LOVE those high school photos!!! But why were you dressed up in wedding clothes when you were still in high school... was that for a wedding themed dance or something?!? :) Love you gusy

Sierra said...

I remember when you were about to leave on your mission, and Bond said, "What will I do if she leaves?" And then he turned away to look out his car window and cried. Needless to say, I'm glad you didn't go :)

Shalantie said...

Happy Anniversary.. Great little post:) That's really cool that ya'll go so far back.. It's fun to see the old photos.. you guys were sooo young! hahaha! It seems like there are few out there who really find their true love in high school.