5 years!




5 years ago, I stood up in front of my community and vowed to love and stand by my best friend in the whole world. Today, I look around at my life and I feel so grateful. Everything is so full and rich I feel like bursting. I look back at that day and think about how young we were, how quickly things change and grow. I think about how young we still are and how much we have left to do.

I think about the amazing miracle of our two children, and the joining of our hearts in this new family of ours. I think about how sweet this time in our lives is- how precious it is. I just know when we’re old we’ll look back and reminisce about so much- the garden, working on this house, the smell of our babies, so sweet and new… just all of our firsts. I’m having so much fun.

That day, 5 years ago, I only really knew so much. Now, I still don’t know much, but I know that you’re my family. There’s no one that I’m safer with, there’s no one who knows me better. You’re the person that I can be truly unmasked with- holding me fast, even when I’m at my worst. You help me to love myself more, to value my life more, to work harder to be who I was meant to be.

And I love who you are. I love how good and kind you are. I love how dedicated you are to us, and how proud we make you. I love how smart and creative and hard-working you are, how deserving you are of good things. I love how much you love your daughter, and I love that she knows it and feels safe with you. I look forward to seeing you with little Asa as he grows, too. 

I love how patient you can be- especially when my patience is gone. I love how funny you are, and how you can get me to laugh at the worst jokes. I love how much fun we have. I love the way we feel together late at night, warm and content, talking and then saying goodnight over and over. You just make me smile.

I love that we share a purpose, not only in our family life but as people in the world. I love that we’re a team, and I am only gaining gratitude for what that means in light of the challenges we face- in our relationship, in raising these kids, in the world… I’m so happy to call you my partner. 


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Comments (13)

  1. impeccablyme



    I’m kind of irritated at Ty today, and this entry just sort of reigned me in and reminded me what it’s all really about, and that, in the grand scheme of things, the little stuff that it’s irritating me is just that. Little stuff. The big stuff? The stuff that really matters? That’s all good stuff.

  2. honeyrider

    your posts remind me of everything that’s right with the world.

    happy anniversary. πŸ˜€

  3. muirichinnahali

    Awww! That was beautiful. Happy Anniversary!!!

  4. purerandomness

    Happy, happy anniversary.
    What a lovely post.
    Wishing you many, many more years of happiness and love together πŸ™‚

  5. cknk

    Happy Anniversary.

  6. littleloveflame

    Happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. *hug* πŸ™‚

  7. haurelia

    All things good! Happy anniversary, and here’s to many, many more.

  8. unicorntapestry

    I love you two. I’m so happy you guys married each other. πŸ™‚

  9. the_gersemi

    Aaawwww. πŸ™‚

  10. lilpeace

    I LOVE YOU BOTH SOOOO MUCH~! You’re right, you’re an awesome team and it shows.

  11. yayhappens

    Happy anniversary! Wow neither of you looks like you have aged a bit! Here’s to more and more love for many years!

  12. stupidfool

    that’s beautiful–happy anniversary!

  13. see_anotherside

    Happy anniversary! This was very sweet… you two are on an amazing journey and it’s nice to hear you say that it’s so much fun. May you have many more happy years together.


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