Today, I am thankful, that, back then, I went on a blind date with this guy. I’m going to show you, rather than tell you, about a wedding, a birth, a life, and an anniversary.
I came home from our first date, and I knew that I’d marry him. He came home from our third date, and knew he’d marry me. And, marry we did. We had a wedding, even though it wasn’t a first one, for either one of us.
We took vows. And then, we were Us. Husband and Wife.
We went on a Honeymoon. To one of the best places on earth. We swam. We relaxed. We ate. We were called Mr. and Mrs. Campbell.
We bought a house. A not-so-great-house. It had walls. Walls we didn’t like.
And so, we tore them down.
We rebuilt. A lot. To make it look more like this. Still not perfect, but ours. We made a home.
And added more details along the way, like this blue glass backsplash in the kitchen that I love.
I got pregnant.
Which led to making our almost-here baby boy a room of his own.
And then, we brought that little boy home. Became family. Realized what Real Love actually is.
We watched our little boy grow.
Develop. Learn to walk. Sometimes, he needed the aid of a friend.
We watched him grow some more. And felt like the luckiest family on all of the earth.
Because, in many ways, like all of us, we were. And we are.
We watch our baby grow.
We laugh. We play. We have moments.
We are family.
Happy, happy anniversary to my husband Robert. I’m beyond glad that we found one another, and created This. This imperfect, perfect, amazing family.
I love you. And I am thankful.
This has been a Ten Things of Thankful Post. What are you thankful for today?
OOPS. I should also say that I’m super awesome honored and thankful to have been on Scary Mommy on Friday. Thank YOU.