Five years ago today, I married my husband. It was a Friday, at lunchtime, and the courthouse was covered in a foot of slushy snow. We were young, maybe a little crazy, and barely 2 months more than strangers.
He called his mom before we went – my dad and sisters were there. I was wearing an outfit from Express, bought on credit, with chunky black boots, and he had his shirt untucked. We had no mothers there to tell us we would later regret not looking nicer. The priest had liquor on his breath (my sister picked him!) but he did recite one of my favorite marriage quotes, purely by chance, the one that goes, “Eve was made not out of Adam’s head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”
Our wedding was perfect. The union was simple, so we had nothing to live up to, but just as much to prove as any couple does. I have been made an equal, I have been protected, and oh how I have been loved! Five years later, he is more handsome than ever. He is brilliant and accomplished and charming. He still makes me laugh every day.
I don’t always make as much time as I should to let him know he is appreciated. So here in my blog, where it is my business to be as corny as I want, for all the world to read –
I love you Jimmy! Happy Anniversary! 🙂