It's been two years since we stood in front of hundreds of our friends and family and promised to love one another in the roles that God has designed for us. Some days I feel like we were married just last week, and then other days I feel like we've been married forever.
But I do know one thing.
I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Dustin, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I am forever grateful for your love.
No, these two years haven't always been easy, and I've learned so many things about you--and about myself--along the way.
I've learned that it is impossible for you to hold grudges.
While I can be mad at you for hours, you get over being mad at me about 5 seconds after our disagreement. And then you try to joke around with me to get me in a better mood :)
I've learned that you help me stay on time to things.
I'm definitely optimistic in the things I can get done before having to be somewhere (or in estimating the amount of time it'll take me to get ready), so I run late a lot. Now that you're in my life, you help me to stay on time.
I've learned that saying "I'm sorry" are the best two words we can say to each other.
We're pretty much the same person--we both have dominant personalities and we both think that our way is the better way. Saying "I'm sorry" to each other and admitting our faults is the best thing we can do in our marriage.
I've learned that forgiveness is key.
Just like saying "I'm sorry" is important, it's also important to forgive--and to forgive easily. Ephesians 4:32 tells us to be kind and compassionate to one another, but to also forgive because God has forgiven us. Even if I don't feel like forgiving, I know it's biblical and my obedience is pleasing to God.
I've learned that you are a major list maker.
I didn't know the extent of your list-making before we got married. I knew you made lists before you packed to go somewhere, but I thought that was it. Now there are lists everywhere!! Lists of things you need to buy, of what projects you want to complete for the house, of to do lists--I think you could take anything and make it into a list, and I love that about you! (And as I'm typing this, you're sitting beside me making a list of ATVs.)
I've learned that you support me in anything that I want to do.
And not only do you support me, but you push me to do my best. Any race I've ever run, you're there at the finish line cheering me on if you're able to be there. My dream someday of owning a store--you're pushing me to get there. I never have to worry that you'll laugh at anything I tell you I want to do because you are so unbelievably supportive of me.
I've learned that we complement each other perfectly.
Where you're Type A, I'm Type B. Where I'm super girly-girl, you're a hunter and outdoorsman. You obsess over our grass, I obsess over the inside of our house haha! Even though we have our differences, we work so well together and I can't imagine us never being together.
Dustin, I am incredibly grateful for you and appreciative of you. You strive each day to love me sacrificially, and you make me a better person. You're the first person I always want to tell my good news to and the first person I cry to when I have a bad day.
Thanks for always making me laugh--I LOVE YOU!
Happy Two Year Anniversary!