Today marks twelve (12) years since the joyous day when Elliot Johnston and I said our wedding vows to each other. Life looks so very different now from what we envisioned twelve (12) years ago and sometimes it’s hard to believe that so much time has passed!
Please indulge my trip down memory lane in celebration of this milestone …
The day after our wedding, we drove to Cape Canaveral and got on our first cruise with Royal Caribbean. That started our tradition of cruising for each anniversary, which we recently reprised with a Disney cruise with the boys over Spring Break in 2018. Cruising suits our personalities perfectly where we have the choice of many different options to socialize, participate in activities, see new countries, have new experiences, and yet have a room to retreat to whenever we need alone time. Plus, the added bonus of cutting us off from social media and electronics for a time.
Neither of us look the same as we did twelve (12) years ago and so much has happened in that time. The things that haven’t changed are the foundations we build our life and marriage on — love, respect, loyalty, commitment — thanking God for that strong foundation that has weathered so much.
Here’s to the next twelve (12) years, may they be much less interesting and eventful.