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One Decade

A Decade.

Ten Years.

That sounds like a long time and yet, it’s a mere drop in the bucket.

Ten years ago today, we shared a Kiss, a kiss that in traditional Fairy tales signifies that the story has reached its End.
For us, that first kiss was just beginning.

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Ten Years ago today, I walked down a very long aisle in a small Texas church giggling arm in arm with my Dad.

Ten years ago today, I walked down a very long aisle in a small Texas church to you, my future.

The man who makes me laugh

 

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The man who is my favorite date

Rachel and Nathan

The man who is a wonderful father

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ready to camp under the stars

The man who is the love of my life and my best friend

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The man who goes on adventures with me

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Nathan,

When I think of all that we have been through, a slideshow of images flickers through my mind.

A cold mist filled evening by a frosty river in San Marcos.

A lime green cast, an engagement ring and a failed Final the next day.

A wedding that was beautiful but, it was just a day.  It’s really about the marriage.

I remember pregnancy tests and births, tears and laughter, love and loss.

I love you.

You hold my hand because you want to feel my touch.

You smile at me when I cry at TV shows, commercials and movies.

You believe that I am the most beautiful woman in the world and I see that in your eyes.

You believe I can do anything.

You believe in me.

I love you and I can’t believe it’s been a decade.. it’s been a blink and yet, it’s been forever.

Nathan, I am so blessed to spend my life with you.

You make me a better person.

I.

Love.

You.

My Rings

 

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Eight is here

Seven is here

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40 Comments

  1. Massive congrats to you crazy kids! You both are great people and I’m lucky, amused and thankful to call you friends. Here’s to many more!

  2. I have said it many times before but I will say it again. You guys are truly an inspiration to what a true fairy tale marriage should be. I love you both.

  3. Your post took my breath away. You are both so lucky to have each other. Congratulations on your 10th, looking forward to reading your 50th!
    🙂

  4. Beautiful my friend. Our decade is coming up in October, and like you, I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years. We are very lucky women, very lucky indeed.

  5. You really are living a Southern Fairytale! Congrats on your first 10 years, and best wishes for many, many more wonderful times together. Happy Anniversary.

  6. Happy Anniversary! Ten years is such a big milestone…but so is three and seven. I don’t know, I think every year should be celebrated like it’s a big deal. Of course you already do that 🙂 Hope you have a great day!

  7. I can’t believe it’s been ten years!!!!!!!!!! Princess and Monkey are what make me realize that it really has been that long. I’ve been thinking all day about what we were doing ten years ago at certain times. It was such a fun time – everything. Planning and shopping for the wedding, making selections, all the parties. The weekend of your wedding was so special. I loved every moment of it! You were such a beautiful bride and Nate was so handsome. I’m so proud of you and Nathan and happy that you have such a great relationship with each other. I love watching you interact with each other and with Princess and Monkey. You are such a fun family to be around. I am truly blessed.

  8. It is so nice to see a couple, a family, so loving and caring and so mindful of all their blessings. Life with a true love to share it with is an untold wealth of a blessing . Congratulations on your 10th year and sincere best wishes for continued happiness.

  9. That pic of the four of you in bed is the best! So sweet. The both of you and your freckles. Congrats!

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