Love was changing the mind of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away
Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
As we danced in the night,
Remember - how the stars stole the night away, yeah yeah yeah.
Hey hey hey,
Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day..."
-Earth, Wind & Fire
Today is our second wedding anniversary. In many ways, it seems like longer because we've gone through SO much in the past two years! I can hardly believe it. Starting a business, starting school, closing the business, moving cross country, starting new lives in a new city, starting new career paths, travels for work, mom moving out here, ailing parents, healed parents, let's make a baby, we're pregnant, baby is on the way...oh my!
Ah, to be relaxing under a palm tree on the Pacific Shores of Hawaii. What I wouldn't give! To celebrate, I'm working a short day, J has the day off and we're heading to a nice, romantic dinner. Our wedding day was one that I will never forget - the pure emotion and overwhelming feeling of standing together, pledging our love and respect for each other and committing to walking through all of life's joys and sorrows as partners in front of our closet family and friends. It was incredible.
This video montage of our ceremony was shot and edited by my younger brother.
It was a gorgeous September day in paradise. We love Kauai and I cannot wait until we can get out there again...this time with our new daughter. Some of my best memories have been made there...first as a child and teenager vacationing there with my family and later, vacationing there with J and falling in love with him on the beaches of the North Shore, relaxing for weeks at a time with him and eventually, becoming husband and wife there.
Our wedding day was just a celebration of the commitment we had already made to be lifelong partners and each other's best friends no matter what may come or happen. We've been together for eight years and married for two. There's no other person in this world with whom I would rather walk this journey.