Monday, May 4, 2009

5.4.02

*note: the playlist is special for today, as it (with the exception of the 1st song), is a combination of songs from our wedding day. :-)



from lindsay:

5-4-02. what a great, great day.
cliche as it may sound, i truly did marry my best friend.

and here we are...7 years later...no proverbial 'itch' as some think come along with 7 years, unless it's an itch to continue being together and dancing our way through life's up and downs.

jeff proposed to me on 5-6-01, the day after i graduated from winthrop. what a weekend that was! that friday, i got a tattoo, saturday got a college diploma and sunday got a diamond ring. wow. the next year was spent planning the details to a beautiful, perfect wedding, many thanks to my mother. Lord knows she worked doubly as hard as I did on the planning. Not to mention, many thanks to my daddy, for simply writing out the checks. :)

i remember waking up that morning with such a surreal, peaceful feeling. i'm not one to get nervous, so i knew that i wouldn't have the jitters. but the peace was almost strange. but it only meant that i was getting ready to do what was meant to be--marry jeff. the day flew by, with preparations of getting the "hair did," makeup, pics, last minute changes to vocalists, etc. but at "half past six o'clock in the evening" (as the invitation read), it was time to walk down that aisle.

there were so many little funny things that i look back on and laugh about...like jeff's watch going off promptly at 7 p.m. in the middle of Preacher Sheriff's message about the covenant of marriage, and jeff's sweet "your boobs are HUGE" comment to me during one of the songs (in front of the preacher, mind you...).

it did rain a little and was a lot colder than we expected it to be in may, but the reception was a blast. i think the best part was having the people we loved so much in the same room at the same time. it was a priceless moment and we still look back on our photos and the video and are amazed at how blessed we are with wonderful friends and family, many of whom travelled a long way to get there, just for us. we are still humbled by that.

to my sweet husband, happy anniversary. you are truly the love of my life and i am blessed beyond measure to have someone who lights up my days with laughter (often uncontrollable laughter, as you are by far one of the most random people i know.)

thank you for being you and for asking me to marry you those 8 years ago. they say time flies when you're having fun and i'd say they are right. it has flown.

so here's to many more happy years together! and here's to treating every single day like it is our anniversary.

you are the best thing that's ever happened to me.


from jeff:

To my beautiful wife of 7 years today, happy anniversary. We have sailed through these 7 years wonderfully. Together we have acheived a life not many get to lead at all, not to mention in the first decade of their marriage. And what a way to start off my 3 week vacation, NYC, and those few peaceful days all to yourself while I go and play golf with guys than with a 7 year wedding anniversary. You are truly my best friend and I don't know how I landed you. But I do know that I would be lost without you. You are my everything for yesterday, today and tomorrow. I lurve you very much. Happy Anniversary!

2 comments:

Chris, Amanda, Ethan & Abbey said...

so sweet - congrats on 7 wonderful years together and we wish you many, many more!

Michelle said...

Ha ha! Just so you know, we didn't hear the watch OR the comment during the wedding. :) That cracked me up!