Today is our wedding anniversary. Six years ago, Bill & I literally had a wedding of superheroes. You can read about it at length here. When I met Bill there was a chain of events that made me seriously consider if this was not meant to be. Within minutes of meeting him, I learned that he was the brother of someone with whom I graduated high school, best friends with the man that was about to marry someone that I grew up with (and best man in the wedding), we shared the same favorite movie, and at that moment in time, we literally lived on the same street, only five houses away from each other. No, that’s not where we met. That last one blew me away. It was almost as if we were bound to meet eventually, some way, some how, like it or not.
We dated for five years before we got married, but, finally, six years ago today, we made it official. I was never happier (or thinner). We watched part of our wedding video yesterday, mostly just to show the kids all of their family dressed up like a bunch of crime-fighting drag queens, but I ended up getting drawn into it. I smiled, I laughed a lot, but it made me sad as well. I was a reminded of how many people in six years time are no longer with us. I wonder if I had known then just how little time there was left with some of them, would I have done anything different? Since I didn’t want our wedding to be a sad memory for me, I quickly shifted gears and started thinking of all the wonderful little people that are now in our lives, that weren’t back then, and my heart is all smiley again.
Six years doesn’t seem like that long, but in that time we changed careers, bought a house, had a kid, sold a house, moved to Florida (and consequently bought another house), had another kid, sold a house again, moved back to PA, lived with parents for 6 months, finally bought another house, lost two parents, and now, are again awaiting a new little person.
It’s funny how things come around full circle and just keep on spinning. Even when it seems like nothing is really going on, things are constantly in flux. All of a sudden, you wake up one day and realize that you’re in a completely different place than you were just a few short months ago. I guess that’s just life, peppered with bright & dark spots, and highlighted by the occasional tragedies and triumphs.
So I just want to thank my partner in crime for all of the memories, support, and the greatest gift from the past six years, our own little family. May the next 6, 10, 30, 60…. years bring many more adventures and bright spots that we can share together for a long time. I will always be grateful to you and I will always love you.