Say what? Yep, this weekend marks our first anniversary of our second wedding. Confused? I thought so.
Here's the long and short of it. Pool Boy and I got engaged on July 4th, 2009. We'd been dating for roughly 7 months when he popped the question and I was ecstactic. Both of us were so in love and just ready to be married. After a few really, really long conversations about our wedding and how we wanted our day to unfold and weighing the schedule of when his job would allow us time to wed, we made the decision to elope.
We called our parents, asked them their thoughts, and with their approval we went to the courthouse on July 9, 2009 (yep, just five days later) and got hitched. We debated when to tell our friends and family who all still didn't know and slowly but surely we let the word out. Some were upset and confused, but at the end of the day we did what was right for us.
Happy with our decision, we still wanted to have a wedding with family and friends. On August 7, 2010 (a little more than a year after our elopement) we had the wedding we dreamed of. It was small, with only close friends and family and in our dear friends backyard.
That day was filled with so much love and laughter that we thought our hearts were going to burst. Our friends and family spoiled us with the most genuine, loving and supportive toasts any couple could dream of. We have an incredible group of family and friends that love us and support us. We feel so blessed.
So here's to you Pool Boy, on our first anniversary of our second wedding...together we've created our own family and there's no one else I could ever do this with. You've chosen to share your life with me and I'm so thankful for that. I'm constantly in awe of your strength, determination and genuine heart. You love me fully and accept me for who I am, yet always challenge me to better myself. Thank you for loving the Lord more than me and making sure that He is the light in our marriage. I adore you and am so in love with you. Thank you for loving me just the way I am. My heart sees only you.