Five years ago today, I woke up with butterflies in my stomach, and an excitement I could hardly contain. I remember walking around my apartment with a surreal joy in my heart, looking at all my wedding stuff, realizing today was the day I was going to get to wear it! I also remember feeling like I was going to throw up!! God gave us a gorgeous, South Florida day and I can say that we both agree, we had an amazing wedding day. It was better than what we dreamed of. So many of our precious friends and family made the long trip to Naples to celebrate with us and we were overjoyed!
This morning I am shocked at how quickly time has come and gone. Five years of marriage seemed to happen in the blink of an eye! I'm not exactly sure where time went, but I do know that these last five years have been the best five years of my life so far. I love Travis more than I'm capable of and I have loved this incredible ride we've been on. I'm waiting on here this morning for a skype date, so I can tell him that, but so far no luck...the good news is that we had already planned to not be able to talk today, so if we are able to make it happen, it will only be icing on the cake! A few years ago I was in a bad car accident on our anniversary, while Travis was at camp; last year the 35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis; and this year my husband is in Peru...I've learned not to expect much on the day of our anniversary!! We've made plans to celebrate later, after he's home, so although it's our anniversary today, it doesn't really feel like it when I can't see or talk to my husband!! I was laughing with my friend Greta last night, and we agreed that I should make myself a candlelight dinner tonight! Just me and Ryley! I think this day calls for that, don't you?
If I was able to talk to Travis this morning, I would tell him that I love him, I'm so thankful for him, and I can't wait for the next 55 years of marriage with him!! Happy Friday and Happy August!!