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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Seven Years.

September 20, 2002 seems like mere minutes ago. But here I find myself, a few blinks, some tears, loads of kisses and endless giggles away from that day seven years ago. The day the sweet boy I couldn't stop thinking about took me to the beach, kissed my forehead and asked me to be his girlfriend. Eighth grade style. The only thing missing was a piece of paper that said "circle yes or no".

I never understood love before I found him. What I had known before was pure infatuation. But with him, I learned about love. Real love. The unconditional kind. The no judgement kind. The follow your dreams kind. The hold me until I fall asleep kind. The open the car door kind. The I never want to live a day without you kind. I never imagined being part of a love like this. But oh man, I'm grateful for all of our days together.

Last week, as I looked at my calendar and noticed September 20th creeping up on us, I made a decision. I decided to stop and enjoy him for the simple reason of enjoying him. To smell him. To run my fingers through his curls. To watch his chest slowly move up and down as he drifts off to sleep. I want to remember him not just for the man he is but for the little moments that I used to take for granted. Watching him sleep is my new favorite thing to do.

Seven years later, that sweet boy is now my husband and we still hold hands and giggle like school kids. Only now, we steal moments and he lets me kiss HIS forehead.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is just to cutest thing ever. It was like you told a mini story in only a mere few lines and a photo. I thought I was the only one that liked to watch my new husband (of almost year)sleep. Now I know that we are normal!!
Awesome blog, love reading every post!
Kyrene

Anonymous said...

Super Sweet!!

Christina said...

Ok so I am not the only one that likes to watch their man sleep ;) Too cute! Congrats!!! I look forward to every post, because I know it's always a good one.

ELENA said...

Congrats! Love is grand!

Diandra said...

adorable! How cute are you??? And what a great picture!

Megan Welker said...

ahh i love lovey dovey stuff :) so precious!

Laura said...

i feel the same way about my boyfriend... you did what i never could... you described how it feels... which i find very hard... its like being able to describe the butterfly feeling i get watching him sleep...

congrats... 7 years and you guys belong together<3

studio 28 photo said...

Love this post! Love the honesty, the great connection you to have and whoop whoop to 7 years! Congrats....

courtney Dellafiora said...

Ummm, I love this!!!! You are adorable and so is Steve all cuddled up in bed. My favorite thing about the picture is that it looks like he is underneath the sheet that you're suppose to sleep on TOP of!! hahahaha too cute!! I heart you! -Courtney

Andrea said...

You guys are so cute! Congrats on 7 years!!