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Friday, January 8, 2010

11 years today!!


Today marks our Wedding Anniversary for the 11th time. Yes 11 years ago I married my best friend for ever and eternity. It's amazing to reflect back on all the good times that bring a smile to my face. It's an incredible journey and I wouldn't have wanted to be with anyone else. Bryan is such a good man and I knew that the minute I met him. It was pretty much love at first sight. The first time I saw him it was as though the room and time stood still and all I could see was him. He describes the first time he saw me the very same. In heaven I believe we set up a secret code so we would know when we had found each other. . . . gummy peaches! It's a long story, but seriously it is true. . . . another sign was his motorcycle :)Not only did I marry an incredible person to spend my life and eternity with, but his family is so great! I gained an extension of my own family and felt like I fit in and was loved. His family has done so much for us through these 11 years that I can't even begin to show my love and gratitude for such wonderful in-laws.

We have not been able to start our family and perhaps we may not in this life. However I am happy with the life I have been given. I am happy every day I get to spend time with my best friend. It's been a roller coaster of a ride, but I wouldn't trade one moment of it. I am more in love with Bryan now than the day that photo above was taken, which I didn't think was possible then. When you love and are loved in return there's nothing you can't do together!

Bryan is my best friend and no one comes between us. He is my first priority and I am his. Real Love Stories Never Have Endings......It's been an amazing 11 years and I pray and hope for at least 11 more. But either way, we will be together for all eternity. I will be with my best friend who knows me better than anyone else in this world and that is a happy thought!


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5 comments:

bo said...

Congratulations! I wish you many, many more years of nuptial bliss!

Jen said...

We are so blessed to have you in our family J! Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

How special

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Happy Anniversary!!! 11 years WOW!!! So Amazing I am so happy you have found each other!

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