did you get through all those photos?! haha! that was a lot of just josh and me, i know! (and sorry.) but i feel like celebrating the ten year wedding anniversary mark (which we celebrated this past monday) gives me an excuse to go through many of our photos from the last ten years of marriage and share a few of my favorites. also, it kind of dates us as we no longer have round baby faces. and also, you’re welcome for that trip down memory lane of all my obnoxious hair changes (gosh! i even forgot about some of those colors and cuts!)
it feels like a lifetime. but it also feels like yesterday. isn’t it weird how time works?
ten years. the very best ten years. full of hard work, ups and downs, accomplishments and successes, disappointments and mistakes. so much to navigate and figure out. no one else i’d rather do it with than josh davis.
our marriage is not perfect. we haven’t ever had all the answers and we’ve had our share of trials and hurdles that have left us wrecked. there are incredible highs and incredible lows in marriage, but at the end of every day, it’s the most lasting and real and deep friendship and love i have ever experienced.
it’s also so much fun. and i don’t think anyone ever told me about that part, just how fun marriage can be. so i didn’t expect it. and it’s been the best surprise of them all. even ten years later, it’s so much fun.
i’m thankful to have a man by my side who has always fought for me, as i have for him. because the world changes, and you change, too. through living and experiencing, you’re destined to over time. even when people or beliefs might tell you not to, or expect you to remain same. but who we are today is certainly not who we were ten years ago. and with all the growing and learning and evolving one should do in life, you cross your fingers and say your prayers that you can grow and change and develop together, not apart. or at least respect one another’s growth if it varies from your own. and in these first ten years of our marriage to one another, i’m mostly just thankful for learning to understand that, and having a husband who does as well. because it’s brought us closer together through the years even as we’ve had to figure things out for ourselves, and it’s made all the difference. for us, marriage has been a safe space for exactly that, and it’s strengthened us individually and as a unit, which i’m thankful for.
thanks for being my best friend, josh. for prioritizing our relationship and being such a supportive and encouraging teammate. thanks for the hard work you put into us every day, and for putting up with all my ridiculous food cravings that take place inside and outside of pregnancy.
we are just ten young years in, but i’m so excited for the next ten years and all the years after that! we have eternity together and it still doesn’t feel like enough time. i love you so much, josh. happy anniversary!