I married this guy 8 years ago today.
(I know, he looks like he's 14)
He had just turned 22, I had just turned 21,
and we had known each other for a whopping 2 months.
Yesterday we were sitting on the back porch,
chatting about how crazy we were and Richie said:
"You know, had I known then what I know now,
I would have married you even faster than that."
and all I could say to that is a resounding "ME TOO, ABSOLUTELY!"
These 8 years have been blissful. . .
annnnnd, they've been like the refiner's fire in so many ways.
Not in regards to our marriage, AT ALL.
but in regards to the craziest life circumstances you could possibly imagine,
in your very wildest dreams, ever.
all crammed into this short little window of life.
and yet today,
I can honestly say now that I'm grateful for all of it.
and I am so thankful to have held YOUR hand along the way and no one else's.
I love you Richie.
PS. I'm off for the day celebrating us.
Tomorrow I've got an exciting wedding in Kailua,
soooo I'll see you next week. . .
hopefully with the launch of the new blog!