5 years ago I was just a 24 year old naive girl...following her heart. I didn't really understand the hugeness of my commitment. I really only knew one thing that day...I knew I loved that boy. There were so many other things I didn't know at that point. So many things I wouldn't find out til later on this journey we would walk together.
I had no idea he would eat so much or have such expensive taste.
I had no idea he would use so much toilet paper or spend so much time in the restroom.
I had no idea he would be glued to the TV every Saturday night in the fall and be oblivious to even a house fire if the Tigers were playing.
I had no idea golfing, play station, or tools cost so much money.
I had no idea how hard it would be to drive somewhere in the passenger seat with that boy. I had no idea keeping my "driving advice" to a minimum would take an act of congress.
I had no idea my dirty dishes, laundry and toilet cleanings would double...no triple in quantity.
I had no idea that I would have to re-adjust my seat/mirror everytime I got in my car.
I had no idea buffalo wings were priceless and able to smooth over any misdoings.
I had no idea bodily functions were so hilarious for men to talk about.
I had no idea I'd never get my side of the bed to myself again, let alone a decent amount of the covers.
I had no idea men only required 5 minutes to get ready compared to my hour and a half.
5 years ago I was so clueless as to what I was walking into...
I also had no idea I'd have a built in carpenter, plumber, electrician and overall handman at my fingertips.
I had no idea I'd never go to bed scared after reading a suspenseful novel...my hero was right next to me.
I had no idea I'd have a best friend willing to go to 5 different stores to get me the perfect Diet Coke in a styrofoam cup. Or search all of Baton Rouge for a place that sells Otis Spunkmeyer cookies
I had no idea we would walk through a terrible misscarriage and come out stronger on the other side of the darkness and pain.
I had no idea that the young boy at the alter would cradle and kiss our newborn babies in his arms and love them so passionately from the first day they entered our lives.
I had no idea how awesome of a diaper changer, bath giver, baby wrangler he would be.
I had no idea how patient and understanding he would be when I give him a hard time for no reason or get emotional over silly things.
I had no idea how quickly he would apologize or how easy he would forgive me when I mess up.
I had no idea I would melt everytime he smiled or how much his laugh would bring me joy!
I had no idea how often we would laugh uncontrollably or giggle at our inside jokes.
I had no idea how many mornings he would get up with the kids and let me sleep in...no matter how late he worked the day before.
I had no idea he would tell me I'm beautiful even in sweat pants and a tshirt.
I had no idea he would be the best father in the world to my children. I had no idea how great of a disciplinarian, leader and teacher he would be to our little ones.
I had no idea he would love me so unconditionally and with a Christ like love...year after year.
I had no idea our love would change, grow and mature over the years...like wine getting better with time.
There were so many things I didn't know that day five years ago. I was so naive, so unaware, so clueless as to what I was walking into...
But here is one thing I know today...5 years later...
I love that man more today than ever before. I know now just how perfect he is for me and how much I cherish the fact that we know, without a doubt, we are soul mates and best friends.
I may not have known much that day...but sure do know a lot more today...and I know I am one blessed chick to have my man by my side.
Happy 5 years babe!
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