August's arrival means that our anniversary is right around the corner (August 17th to be exact), and with that in mind I thought it would be fun to have a little look back at our love story over the years. It all began at the University of Hartford. What started out as something that I thought would simply last for our senior year has turned into something truly amazing.
Our story is pretty simple. It's not one that they will make movies about (although if they did I would like to think that Reese Whitherspoon would play me) but it is one that I hope our girls look to for inspiration when they are old enough to be contemplating marriage and all that goes along with it. Our story is simply the story of two best friends that fell in love. Our story is simply the story of a boy who sees a girl and knows from that very first moment that he will marry her (the girl on the other hand took a little bit longer to come to this realization). Our story is simply a story of love, laughter, friendship and everyday life with a good dose of romance thrown in every now and again too. Our story has- of course- had some bumps along the way, but those bumps have only strengthened what was already a very strong bond.
It's amazing how looking at this photo of the two of us from all those years ago can instantly transport me right back to our senior year. And yet, it also seems like a lifetime ago. Life was simpler then. There were no bills to pay. No worries beyond should we eat on campus or off. We could stay up late, and then sleep late and then roll out of bed just in time to head to class. At the time we thought life couldn't get any better. Little did we know that the best was yet to come!
Thanks for chasing me all those years ago, my love. I'm glad you finally caught me. xoxox