2 years. 24 months. 104 weeks. 730 days. That's how long Dillon and I have been married. It doesn't feel like it's been that long to me. It seems like just yesterday I was browsing through Pinterest for centerpiece ideas, my biggest concern being how would I find time to decorate the reception.
Since that day so many unexpected things have happened to both of us. Mostly good, you can probably guess the bad. But even in the bad times our bond hasn't been severed. We've experienced things that no one should have to go through but we've made it to the other side. Don't ask us where this other side is, we're not really sure ourselves. But it's a place where we're together. What we've gone through could drive any couple apart, but by the grace of God and our love we're more bonded than 2 years ago.
I've heard a lot of women say "I never knew how much I loved your daddy until I saw how much he loved you". Well for me that couldn't be more true. Seeing Dillon hold our first son, knowing there would be no more moments like that one, I fell in love with him all over again. There was no better father James could have in his short time on earth than Dillon.
2 years ago I didn't know what we were promising to each other. I knew what our vows meant of course, but I didn't know how they would translate for us. I suppose no couple really knows. I now know "denying all those that would come between us" would be the part of our vows to be put to action the most. While it's a shame how often it is remembered, it would be more a shame to forget it, for without each other I don't know where we'd be. You'd be surprised by the people you could do without when you find the only one you can't do without.
So to my wonderful husband on our 2 year anniversary. I love you more than I did then, and I didn't know I could. I chose you 2 years, I choose you today, and I chose you every day. You are my home, my future, and so much more than you realize. I could, and I will love you forever.