5 years down- a lifetime to go

5years & a lifetime to go.

5 years ago today, on December 22,2012, I walked down the isle to the man of my dreams.

It was a mild day for December, and a very exciting one. There was no nerves, only excitement. I watched him through the little window walk with Mason to the front and couldn’t wait to join them and make that promise in front of our little boy.

Our love story begins 10 years ago.

At 16 years old, I received a Facebook message from a boy who asked me if I wanted to be the bass player in his badass rock band. I was hesitant. This university boy was asking me to be in his band. But by his profile picture, he was certainly super cute and of course I had to say yes.

I walked with my big bass guitar in hand, and of course he opened his door and greeted me with the biggest most perfect smile I had ever seen. But I can honestly say it wasn’t love at first site, with his Super Mario shirt, blue flower shorts, both wrists wrapped in horrible wrist bands and to top it all off… a pooka shell necklace and a very questionable haircut! He was cute but not my style of a boy.

Of course I didn’t even play for this band’s “try out” and I was already in it! As the first practice made me feel like a groupie as I just sat on my ( way to big to lug around) amp,  and I watched this drummer work his magic while tossing his long hair around. 

We hit it off,  and 3 years later in October 2010 he asked me to be his wife.

We were deep in full on wedding planning when a little surprise popped up. Less than a year after his proposal we found out we would be adding another guest to the wedding, and this little guest would be our little boy.

I figured our life was all falling right into place and nothing could go wrong, boy was I about to get an awakening.

Throughout these last 5 years we’ve been through hell and back, living in hospitals all over, dealing with cancer & saying goodbye to our son. We’ve lost so much but one thing we never lost was the respect for each other. 

We’ve been through things that most couples don’t see their entire lives & yet our love has grown stronger.

We are each others rocks and that will never get old.

Its been 5 years since we made that promise in front of Mason, and we never break promises.

Cheers babe, thank you for always picking up my broken pieces and putting them back together. We got this!

& I cant tell you how happy I am that you sent me that message 10 1/2 years ago.

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