Today is a special edition of Friday Letters for me, so pardon the mushiness you will see here.. it’s for a good reason, much to do with why you are even able to read my blog in the first place! Special, because it will include photos! 🙂
Dear Big G,
As I’ve gotten older, the things that I hold closest to my heart are also some of the things that I keep the most private. I rarely go on and on about what a wonderful husband I have and how much I love him. To me, that’s very private feelings that I reserve for him alone. Today, is a different story. Today is our five year wedding anniversary, and I want to share with my readers what an amazing person I found to share the rest of my life with!
Who would have thought 7 years ago that we would be where we are now!? Today is our 5 year wedding anniversary, but it feels like soo much longer (in a good way!) We have been through so much together in these 5 years, we’ve experienced the blessings of life (our 2 sons), loss (Big Mama and our miscarriage), many ups and downs (sickness, surgeries, job loss, and many more visits to the emergency room than I would wish on anyone), and more moves than I’d care to admit. Through everything we have endured, in the end we always see the lesson from even the worst of times and are able to turn that negative into a positive. I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather experience this journey with than my husband. The man who sometimes works 15 hour days, with a one hour commute each way who will still come home and help manage a teething toddler or a teenager with their homework, take care of the dogs and still fix things around the house. Men like that are one in a million, and I’m so grateful to have been blessed with that kind of a husband.
I’ve mentioned before that prior to my marriage, I was a single mom of two children. Big G has taken on the responsibility of 2 additional children, and loved them as his own since day one. On our wedding day, it was important to us to include our children, because this wasn’t just a marriage of two people, it was a marriage for us all. We would go from each of us being single parents, to being a blended family. We planned our wedding keeping that in mind. Our wedding day took place at a beautiful winery overlooking the hilltops. We invited our closest friends and family that had been an active part of our journey together up until that point in our lives. My daughter was my Maid of Honor and my son and his son were his Best Men. There was a portion during the wedding vows where we did a sand ceremony. Each different color of sand represented each person in our family, and they were all poured in a glass to represent how we are now blended as one, together, from this day forward. It was a beautiful and intimate day, which is exactly what we wanted. Now, with two more children (and our two doggies!) we have definitely become one, all of us, together.
Big G, thank you for the last 5 years, and the many, many more to come. We never know what the future holds, but together I know we can handle anything that comes our way. Here’s to us!
|The Best Men|
|My Maid of Honor|
|The ceremony begins|
|The sand ceremony|
|Mr. & Mrs. Harris|
|We did it!!!|
Dear Wisdom Tooth,
I am not looking forward to having you extracted next week, but you are giving me entirely too much pain! 🙁
Dear Big G’s Boss,
You have been on my mind and in my thoughts since Wednesday night, I hope you get better soon and I’m glad you will pull through. (Folks, please do not drive drunk, this man got in a head-on collision with a drunk driver and had to be airlifted to the nearest hospital!)
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, I still can’t believe you are TWO! I’m glad you enjoyed your Marble birthday cake with Caramel frosting and Banana Pudding! Only the best for my baby!