7 years ago Ed and I made a commitment to become a team in this thing called Life. We celebrated with many friends and family. Our day was awesome...I know I am biased but really, I do think it was. Today I opened albums and boxes of pictures looking for a few to share and was overwhelmed with memories of that day...that week...that month. That month before the wedding I moved home to my parents. I could, I was teaching. For a month I enjoyed hanging out and living with my parents...of course we were in the crunch hours of planning the wedding but found time to attend a Cher concert and do many other things. The day or two before our wedding much of our wedding party showed up to extend the celebration. A grill out at my parents, lots of rounds of golf, and relaxation. Girls got their hair and nails done. Drinks were enjoyed...and it became real that two families were going to join together to start a new family. My sister, along with some awesome girlfriends stood by my side. Ed was surrounded by some handsome guys in tuxes - all ready to have a great time. The ceremony was perfect, in my heart. The time spent on the trolley was my favorite time of the day. Dinner was good...I think. And the dancing and celebrating afterwards was the best. We kicked off our marriage surrounded by people who had faith in us and love for us.
By marrying Ed I have gained friends and family that have become so important and vital in my life. His friends I now consider my friends. I anticipate seeing his family and spending time at his parents. I think I might even spend more time there than he does. His mom has taught me so much and has listened to me babble and work out things.
The last 7 years have given us times of enjoyment, challenge, children, excitement, growth, quiet, and content. We have moved from an apartment, bought a town home, and have made a house our home. I have worked as a third grade teacher, first grade teacher, and now am a stay at home mom. Ed has moved up in his company and taken on new roles and responsibilities. We have enjoyed trips to Florida, Vegas, Maryland, Georgia, and other nearby areas. We have driven trucks, cars, SUVs and now minivans. We have gone from single to married to family of four. Life keeps moving and we keep tackling it together. Together.
Happy Anniversary Ed - it has been a great 7 years. I can't wait to see what the next 7 have in store for us. I love you!