It’s been 14 years today since Elliot and I said “I do.” I’d written last year a little about our wedding and you can see that post here. I think back to that day at least annually; what we were thinking, what we were hoping for, what we thought would be our future. While we weren’t all that young then (or so we thought), there was so much we didn’t know and didn’t anticipate on that day we celebrated our vows.
But that’s life, right? We do what we can to prepare, but sometimes we get knocked on our butts.
Like not being able to get pregnant naturally and suffering through a lot of tests and angst and shots and more tests to have our two (2) boys.
Like recessions and job losses and changes and starting our own business.
Like a terminal cancer diagnosis at 38.
Like facing a truncated life expectancy and having to make huge adjustments and moving away and then moving back.
Like having expectations of family and others and having those expectations dashed in unexpected and painful ways.
Like meeting and losing amazing friends in the MBC Community.
Like having to let go of dreams and aspirations and visions of how our life would be.
The one thing I’ve learned over and over in the past fourteen (14) years is that whatever life throws at you, holding tight to that one person who will stick by you no matter what is key. We don’t have a perfect relationship, but the one thing we do hold to is those vows that we made before God and our family and friends fourteen (14) years ago. No matter what, we stick together; no matter what, we face whatever comes together; no matter what, we are a team.
Love you, forever, Elliot.