I Do

4 years ago today, I said I Do. In the front yard of my bosses house my husband Chris an I exchanged our vows and made a lifetime commitment to each other. With only our immediate family and best friends by our side, we took a leap of faith and started the biggest, scariest and hardest chapter of our life.

It’s been the most trying 4 years of my life with all of the craziness that has been thrown at us, but I wouldn’t trade if for the world. Our marriage started off with him leaving for boot camp with the Air Force. Anyone that is familiar with how this works, you know that there is no communication allowed, aside from letters back and forth. But this was just the start of stresses to come! Our marriage and Chris’ new views on life added some stresses that we would have never thought would come our way. Some people weren’t happy about our marriage and thought we were making a mistake. Some people decided to take advantage of my vulnerability while he was gone and did everything they could to make my life miserable all because of jealousy. And then some people supported every move we made and proved to us that we just needed to remove the negative, and focus on the positive. For those that doubted us, look at us now. Stronger than ever and happy without you all in our life. Those that were jealous, you should be. We have more than we could ask for and are happier than we have ever been. And we only wish the same for all of you one day.

On top of the items above, adjusting to military life was hard. I knew it was going to be hard, but at times I realized that hard wasn’t even close to what it really was. Money was tight due to trying to pay off debt from Chris’ previous business, Chris never knew each month if the government was going to have the money to pay his orders, and just not being able to see each other was probably the hardest part for us both. But after 3 years, all of these things came together. We paid off our debt, bought a house, and were in a place that we never thought we would be in. It finally felt like all of the changes we made were paying off.

Now we have been in our home for over a year and are looking forward to what the future holds for us. We have a strong support system from our family and friends and we couldn’t be happier. With plans of some big changes in the near future, I am sure we will be continuing our happiness in our life journeys.

One year from today Chris and I will be renewing our vows for our 5 year anniversary. Since we never had the opportunity to have a nice wedding in the beginning, we decided our 5 year anniversary would be a great time to celebrate with our friends and family. Plus, I already have my dress we bought almost 4 years ago when we were originally planning to have the wedding after Chris came home from tech school. And every girl deserves to have her daddy walk her down the isle at least once in her life. So let the wedding planning begin. I will be posting all about it throughout the year!

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