1 Year of Marriage

I honestly can’t believe Joe and I have been married for one year already. This year has been a complete and utter whirlwind – it has flown by in the blink of an eye.

Joe and I have in fact been together for seven years, although I’ve known him for about eight/nine years.

It hasn’t always been sunshine, rainbows and butterflies, but that’s the beauty of being with your soulmate as you can jump through the hurdles and life’s challenges together.
Joe is my rock, my best friend and partner. We’ve had a lot to deal with emotionally and physically over the past few months, however, this is why our marriage and relationship is so strong. We understand one another, will always be there for one another and will always love with our whole hearts.

This month just gone has been particularly challenging to say the least. However, having Joe’s support and trust means more to me than he’ll ever know (…well I hope he knows).

As we’re getting quite personal here – slowly opening up on the interwebs and in real life. I thought I’d share mine and Joe’s wedding readings as they are so beautiful and they really touch me every time I read them. All the feels.

Time Travelers by Terah Cox,

May you take on the world together,
With all your hopes and dreams.
May you be each other’s anchor,
In the smooth or rocky seas.
May you bend to the world’s winds
And brave stalls and storms.
May you find common ground
In all its changing forms.
May you cross stubborn boundaries
And turn many a stone.
May you find haven for your souls.
May you have heart and home.
And if some days are grey
And some nights are long and cold
May you be each other’s sun and moon
As your destinies unfold.
And should you lose sight of each other
And start to drift apart
May you circle back by following
The compass of your hearts.

A lovely love story by Edward Monkton

The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage.
Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur’s cage with kind words and loving thoughts.
I like this Dinosaur thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
Although he is fierce he is also tender and he is funny.
He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now.
I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur. She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice.
She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur.
But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
He is also overly fond of things.
Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things?
But her mind skips from here to there so quickly thought the Dinosaur. She is also uncommonly keen on shopping.
Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping?
I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual.
I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping, thought the Dinosaur. For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either.
Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old.
Look at them.
Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs.
And that, my friends, is how it is with love.
Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together.
For the sun is warm.
And the world is a beautiful place.

It’s been quite a difficult year for the both of us, but we are strong and can get through life’s challenges. Joey if you’re reading this, know that I will always love you, and thank you for being my best friend and my pea to our pod. Beans for life, always.

Any who, getting totes emosh over here.

On another note, Joe and I will be celebrating our one year wedding anniversary in Cambridge which we’re both super excited about. Cambridge is one of those places where I’ve been dreaming about for months and months, and at last – a little break away to spend some quality time together. Super excited!

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