Two years ago today, I was sitting on the floor in the sun room of my family’s summer house opening gifts and cards with my newly minted husband, getting ready for a three hour sunset cruise to celebrate with friends and family. Just 24 hours before that, I married the love of my life, and looking back today, I couldn’t be more in love with him now.
The first two years of our marriage haven’t been the easiest- we’ve experienced job loss, two moves, financial stress, the loss of friends, and the start of a new life together. Looking back at the tough times, I realize that there is no one else that I would want to have my back through all of it. Through all of the less then celebratory moments, the brighter times have far outweighed the difficult, and we have grown together (and independently), strengthening our relationship and looking towards the uncharted territory with bright eyes.
It seems like it was just last summer when I met the Argo captain who was fresh out of college and full of swagger. I was just a bartender in a coastal town, and he was exactly what I never knew I was looking for. Who else could have convinced me one month into dating that I should move with him to the Virgin Islands??? And who would have predicted that it would only take those six months in the tropics to show me that this was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with.
(One of the first photos taken of us, celebrating our six month anniversary in the VI)
It goes without saying that our wedding (and the following celebration) was one of the most incredible and joyous moments of my life to date. The stars seemed to align- the weather was beautiful (early June on the coast of Maine can be touch & go), the venue was perfect and the celebration put on by friends and family was epic. I don’t think we could have hoped for a better day that was just so perfectly “us”!
Five years later- after many points on the chart, one adopted cat, a boat sold, one huge blow out wedding celebration, numerous jobs and great ideas, we’re still going strong. Kyle is my favorite person to laugh with, my shoulder to cry on, my safe harbor, and my favorite person to just do nothing with. We challenge each other to be better people, and never stop learning something new.
I feel so fortunate to call him my husband, and believe that he feels the same for me being his wife. For whatever the future holds for us- bring it on, because we can’t wait for the next adventure!