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Friday Finds {Vol. 8} - Anniversary Edition

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Today is our 11th wedding anniversary. Wowza. We have had a crazy, beautiful ride since the big party in 2004. Each year, we love to look at our wedding album and relive that night - our son thinks it's amazing and wants to know why he wasn't there. It's good thing he wasn't because it got a bit wild - the party went on into the night, people ended up swimming in their tuxes/dresses, a certain usher may or may not have had a concussion, and a friend had her baby a bit early after watching my husband dance (she pretty much laughed herself into labor). As a guest and good friend said, "that was the best spring break ever." (We got married in July).

Since that crazy, fun night, we have had quite the ride - up and down, down and up - but, it's overall been an awesome gift. When you make those vows on your wedding day, it's hard to see how important they are at that moment. You don't realize the importance of those promises on the day you make them. You definitely don't realize it until you have children, job worries, and unexpected life changes. Then, "to have and to hold" and "for better and for worse" really come into play. I don't have wise marriage advice, I just know you have to push when these crazy times are upon you. When kids are sick, when your job is too much and you're not happy, or when one spouse is struggling internally, you may have to dig deep when you really want to run away. 

My late daddy's fishing fly and my late grandmother's rosary on my bouquet.
One of my favorite wedding details.
For me, I am a worrier. I am a planner. I like control. For my husband, he is not any of these things. And it works for me. Don't get me wrong, when I panic, he may not always know the right thing to say (#men), but just knowing he is there and KNOWS me and what I need is enough. "Love Song" by Miranda Lambert perfectly explains how life and marriage go hand in hand. We know each other well; we know when to give space; and we know when to just hug it out. 

To my husband, we've made it far. We've made a pretty rad family. It's not easy, it's not always rainbows, but we work; we fix; we try. That's why I love you and that's what I wish for any marriage. Happy 11th Anniversary, Pocket. Alligator food. 

I was standing there crying in the kitchen
It's been one of those mornings that's gonna last all day
And he comes in, wraps his arms around me
And I don't even have to say a thing

That's what makes it love
That's what makes it a love song

He comes in, slams the door behind him
And he can't hide the worry on his face
Even though I got a million things to tell him
I know right now he just needs some space

That's what makes it love
That's what makes it a love song
That's what makes it love
That's what makes it a love song

Everybody always sings about it
How they're never gonna live without it
We don't even have to talk about it
'Cuz We're livin it out

That's what makes it love
That's what makes it a love song
That's what makes it love
That's what makes it a love song

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