One year ago today, I was preparing to marry my best friend. I was full of nerves and calm all at once. I remember being terrified, but at the same time knowing it was the right decision to marry this wonderful man pick for me by God himself. Nothing went the way it was supposed to, but it was perfect. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face no matter how badly my cheeks ached. This past year of marriage has been beautiful, sad, happy, trying, complicated, joyful, and worth it. I have grown closer to this man than anyone else on the planet, and I am so grateful for his presence in my life. He quietly and calmly leads my family, and his calm and sweet nature reminds me daily how much I have to be grateful for.
Thank you for marrying me, Ryan. I am neurotic and crazy, but somehow you love me. I'm happy to spend the rest of my life figuring out why. But in the mean time, I love you with all my heart and I can't wait for this next year of our lives together.
Now, for a picture overload. I apologize in advance.