So much to share about our amazing trip. We were welcomed home by my sister and her family visiting this week. As you can imagine, it has been non-stop action. There will be many posts in the very near future accounting recent events, but today I take a moment to reflect on the last 15 years.
Today is my wedding anniversary.
15 years ago, right at this moment, I was on my way to the church to marry my Prince Charming.
It seems like yesterday.
And then I think about our children, and our homes, and the places, and adventures, and then it seems like a lifetime.
The cruise wasn’t just a celebration of the holidays, but an opportunity to spend a day in Barbados - the Island where we honeymooned 180 months ago. We sat on the beach and watched the kiddos play in the surf. We thought about who we were then. Where we are now. Even through the rough spots andthe scary moments, it has been a wonderful, blessed life. So much more than we had ever imagined sitting on that same beach a decade and a half earlier.
If I could give advice to my newlywed self, it would be “don’t let your plans get in the way of your life.”
The biggest waste of my time has been spent on worries about where we were going and how we would get there.
The greatest gifts have been the surprises and opportunities that have been set before us – different, bigger, better than we had ever set our sights on.
So very lucky to be on this crazy, bumpy, unexpected path with my best friend.
Cheers to 15 years! Wishes for many, many more.