Wednesday, March 25, 2009

9 years ago.

Nine years ago today I woke up with great anticipation for what was to come. I rushed out the door of our 600 sq. ft. apartment (with pink carpeting I might add) and was off to the florist and then the hair stylist. Butterflies filled my stomach and excitement overwhelmed me as I was about to be married to my best friend and the love of my life. We were young and in college and were facing bad odds but I knew it was right. It was meant to be.

In front of all of our friends and dear family (some on cell phones) we recited our vows and became united together for the rest of time.

From this day forward,
I will be here for you.

I will sing your joys, cry your sorrows,
And stand by your side through
whatever life may bring your way.

From this day forward,
through good times and bad...
I will live with you, grow and change
with you, I will do all I can to keep our marriage
strong and happy and alive with possibilities.
From this day forward,
I will cherish you...
I will look with joy down the path
of our tomorrows, and find peace and
happiness knowing we will walk together
side by side, heart to heart.

We faced many hurdles and challenges along the way and come out stronger than ever. Mike, you are without a doubt the love of my life. You shower with generosity, love and devotion and I only hope I can give back to you at least half of what you give to me. You are a wonderful man, husband and father. I love you so very much and can't wait to spend the rest of our years together.

Happy Anniversary!


Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary Carrie and Mike. What a nice tribute to your marriage.

Sally said...

Happy Anniversary, you two! Hope you have a really lovely day.

You both look so young in your wedding pictures! Gorgeous, of course, but young!!

Tricia said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You guys are just to cute, and super special to us!!!
P.S My son is hiding under the kitchen table pooping right now. :) that's his way of saying Happy Anni to his Aunt Carrie and Uncle Mike :)

Love you guys!!!

Amanda said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the beadwork on your dress. You both look wonderful in those pictures. I don't think you two have changed much since then. Have a happy day!

Stacy said... time flies! Was that really 9 years ago? Happy Anniversary!!!

Sarah said...

I was going to say, you don't look that different now! Mike has a little less hair but that's about it! :)
Happy Anniversary you two love birds ;)