Monday, September 3, 2012

To be Married a Year

Today is our one year anniversary. 

Marriage is....hard. It's just plain hard. 

I'm not going to say that being married is always amazing. Because it's not. 
Sometimes he just makes me so mad!
Sometimes, I make him so mad. 
And when we can understand what the other is thinking? Goodness, that is frustrating. 

Being married is about learning to compromise and forgive, 
about showing charity and kindness,
about not having the last word,
about apologizing,
about selflessness,
about pure love.

Marriage has been such a learning process for me. 
And I'm so grateful for Jordan, for being so different from me,
for teaching me how to think a little differently,
and for loving me even though I think much differently then he does.

And marriage is great. 
I get to spend the rest of my life and the rest of eternity with my best friend.
The guy who makes me cry from laughing so hard.
The man who snuggles with me on the couch.
The man wipes away my tears,
who encourages me to pursue my dreams,
who makes me smile.

Gosh, I just love that man. 
He's amazing, handsome, sweet, strong, funny. 

To celebrate our one year anniversary, 
Jordan and I made dinner and just talked. 
Over skype.

Remember how he's in the military?
Well he's in Atlanta Georgia for training. 
And I'm in Texas. 

Our first anniversary apart. 
But that's okay. 
I still love him :)

{and as a treat to you guys, here's some pictures from our wedding that you may not have seen.}


  1. That sounds about right. We spent our first anniversary apart as well and we'll see if the military lets us spend this next one together!

    Hope you get to see him soon :)
    Oh, and happy anniversary!!

  2. Happy Anniversary :) I hope you get to see your hubby soon.

    And, I wish you many more years of happiness together :)

  3. Happy anniversary! Your wedding photos are gorgeous! I love the ones on the motorcycle. My hubby has a Harley and we did our engagement photos on the bike :)

    The Tiny Heart
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  4. Congrats! You made it past the hardest year! Well, at least it was the hardest year for us. The other three years have been bliss compared to year one!

    Also, those wedding pics are gorgeous.

  5. That's precious. The photographer was great and the wedding dress is adorable! I hope you guys have a great anniversary.

    I like your blog. Here's my link if you wanted to check mine out!

    Meghan :)

  6. oh my gosh, this is absolutely adorable! Your dress is darling!

  7. Gorgeous wedding! Your dress was especially beautiful! Happy anniversary!

    -Madison (Your newest follower!)

    Would love for you to come check out my blog!

  8. Happy Anniversary! :) Your wedding looks so fun.

    I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you stopped by and say hi sometime!


  9. Just came across your blog, I love it! Your wedding pictures are so perfectly adorable and gorgeous. Happy one year anniversary, sorry you are having to spend it apart. And especially thank you to both of you for the sacrifice you make for him to serve our country!

    Sydney *new follower*

  10. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful pictures!

    very new to blog world but come check out my blog!

  11. Umm your pictures are beautiful. Happy Anniversary! I have like a select 10 blogs I look at all the time. Looks like I'll have 11 now. It's good to slightly meet you and I agree with every word you said up there. THANK YOU for saying it's hard. Because I don't like when people are fake--and pretend their life is perfect.

    Much love,
    amanda @ we and serendipity

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    Happy Friday!

  13. Such amazing pictures!! Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Read my post for more information!

  14. {obviously I'm behind on blog reading, ha!} But Happy Anniversary!! I love this post and how honest you are. Marriage is hard and takes a lot a lot of work! The first [and second] years were really hard for us but I'm so happy we got through it and learned how to be together and how to help each other grow. Cause it really is the best thing when you work at it :)

    And I LOOOOOVE your dress!!! Oh my gosh it is so so cute!! You look gorgeous as always :)