This post is to tell you why today is a special day.
Right off, today is Matthew and I's 9th wedding anniversary!!! 9 years!! I think about that number and wonder if it's right...no way we have been married 9 years..but yet we have been through so much that 9 years makes sense.
But I'm a shy girl. All I could do was look, hope, wonder...
That banquet on April 24, 2002 set it all in motion. We went on our first date the Friday after and I fell head over heels.
Three months after we met, he moved to Seattle, WA for college. Our relationship was built over a 2500 mile distance for almost 9 months. It. Was. Not. Easy! But man, if someone sticks with you for 9 months, only talking on the phone and webcams!....ok let me explain something about that...I had dial-up internet...and not good dial-up either. So my connection didn't always last and would often cut out on us in our middle-of-the-night conversations. But we did our best.
It was hard. I hated it. He came home for Christmas and that was it till May. I almost gave in...several times.
But this is what makes Matthew so amazing. He always knew (and still does) when I needed help, how to make me smile and laugh, how to lift my spirits and make everything right again. I knew I couldn't let him go. So when he came home that summer, I married him!
I love you Matthew! Always and Forever!