I was calm, very abnormal for me! But I was also so incredibly excited. Once my hair and makeup were done and I put my dress and veil on, I was ready to go, and I remember saying and feeling that I just wanted to hurry up and get to the church and be next to Ian, holding his hand.
I remember walking down the aisle towards Ian - seeing the faces of all of our friends and family and it felt so surreal. You dream about that moment for your entire life (or at least I had), and it was finally happening. Although, in all of those dreams, I hadn't known the face that would be waiting for me at the end of the aisle. I looked at him and felt like running towards him. The rest of the ceremony was beautiful - I looked out at our loved ones and felt so blessed.
After pictures, we celebrated our big day, dancing the night away. When the party finally wrapped up at 1am, lots of friends went out afterwards, but we opted to skip the after party because we were SO exhausted. Even though we were tired, we were so giddy, and couldn't believe that we were husband and wife. We sat up talking about the day, telling stories, and went to bed absolutely content with the day we made a lifetime commitment to eachother.
It's amazing how much things stay the same, yet change in two years. I never would have thought that just 2 years later, we'd be preparing for the next big adventure of our lives: having a baby girl together. The past two years have brought so much laughter and happiness and love. We've also had some tests - being in law school and the balancing act that it requires has surely taught us a lot about ourselves, and about how strong our relationship is. We've traveled, met new friends, fallen out with other friends, settled into life as a married couple, had family issues, been through happy and sad times. But I have to say, one of the best things that has happened is being reassured that through it all, the relationship we have together can withstand all of it. And the coolest thing that's happened over the past two years? Well, besides the fact that I get to spend everyday with my husbby. We've created a little one. And we cannot wait to meet her in just a few weeks.
I am constantly reminded of how amazing Ian is. He is the most patient, genuine, and truly kind person I've ever met. And not just with me - he's the kindest person to everyone. When I am quick to judge, he constantly reminds me to give people the benefit of the doubt. Even when people are rude to him, he remains calm and kind to them. He is such a blessing in my life, and hubby, I love you. But those three words just don't seem to be enough!
Happy Anniversary, Ian!