Today is our twelveth anniversary. I don't feel old enough to be married twelve years. (Although the truth is I barely am.) We are getting very close to the point where I have been with him for half of my life. I can't imagine life without him.
So twelve years ago today was filled with the typical wedding prep kind of stuff. There was some pounding of my hairbrush against the countertop, as was typical of me in my younger days when my hair wasn't just so. There were tears and nerves, and lots of smiles.
But we didn't spend the entire day doing the traditional wedding day things. We spent the morning... are you ready for this?... together! (the crowd gasps in horror!) Yes, we hung out together the morning before our wedding. We took some friends to the local museum, and then went out to lunch, just as if it were any ordinary day. We sat around eating burritos and chatting as if our entire lives weren't about to change forever. Typical teenagers - they don't take anything seriously!
Actually this is a bit surprising seeing as I am a little superstitous. We look back on it now and think it a funny way to spend your wedding day. But that's us I guess.
I still remember years and years ago when we were living in Georgia he and I walked into a video store one afternoon to rent some movies. As we walked in the girl behind the counter said to us, "You two just look like you belong together." To this day, it's one of the best compliments I've gotten.
Happy Anniversary Bubblehead - I love you 8!