Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Wouldn't Change A Thing

Today we celebrate eight years of bliss. Yeah right! I love my husband, but we have had our share of ups and downs. And we definitely had a rough start. We dated for two years before we were married. During that time, we faced a lot of obstacles and we both had opportunities to walk away. Plus, we didn't always have the support we would have liked. Not many couples can say that they were engaged twice - we can. But at least we laugh about it now. In the end we decided not to listen to anyone. We followed our hearts and were married in the Jordan River Temple for all eternity.

It may not always be bliss, but I wouldn't change a thing. Not one thing. Because even though we have had our struggles, there is no doubt in my mind that I made the right choice. And I know we have grown closer to one another because of our trials.

There are countless things I love about my husband, but I want to share just one. In all the years I have known Brian, I can honestly say I have never heard him call another woman beautiful. Ever. Now, I know for a fact there are plenty of beautiful women in this world, plenty of stunning women, plenty of women who make me feel extremely inadequate. But, I feel beautiful in the eyes of my husband. Thank you Brian. I love you.

15 comments:

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Jamie. This post was actually quite inspiring. Here's to many more happy years.

The Simmons Family said...

Happy Anniversary!! We just had our 10th and wow, it so has NOT been bliss all along the way. The trials bring us closer and we GROW from them. Have a great day and you are BEAUTIFUL!

Princess said...

Aw that brought a tear to my eye, and I have a heart of steel! Happy Anniversary and I am so glad you guys didn't listen to anyone else either! I hope to see you this weekend!

Zachary said...

Brian rocks. Let's be honest.

Congratulations! That is awesome...I am so glad you guys finally got together. I can't imagine one of you without the other coming to mind...and I knew you for many years before meeting Brian...but you just are just perfect for each other.

All About M.E.('s) said...

Stupid me-I forgot. Sorry. I hope you guys have a wonderful anniversary. I'm glad that you guys got married despite your obstacles. You married a great guy and you have 2 beautiful kids to boot. Happy eight years!!

Lindsay said...

Happy Anniversary! That's awesome. That was fun to read. And very true...I feel the same when it comes to ignoring everyone else and going with your heart. So that's awesome. I hope you guys have a great anniversary!

Ashley Rae said...

Wow! Congratulations! You guys look beautiful together. I hope you guys do something fun together to celebrate!!

Renee said...

Happy Anniversary! :)

Esther said...

that was so sweet! I think if we didn't have the trials and hard times, then we wouldn't enjoy the good times as much. Congrats on 8 years of marriage!

rsheedy said...

My husband also says you are beautiful, lol! :) You guys are both such incredible people...I'm happy that I've been able to spend more time with you in the last couple of years. Also, I'm wondering where you got the frame you used on your picture? I love it. {Hope you didn't get it from me...lolol!}

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary! I am so glad you followed your heart! xoxo

The Carter Family: said...

Happy Anniversary!! What is marriage without ups and downs, right? It takes the bad to appreciate the good!!Now, hopefully in the next 8 years you produce 2 more beautiful kids!!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary kids!

Monica said...

Awwwwwww! Cute.

Pic looks good, nice job. :)

The Wright's said...

Ahhh, that was sweet. And I know that Brian doesn't want to appear sweet! (Not tough-guy Brian!)

We love you both. Happy Anniversary!