July 14, 2008

One Year

I, Leslie, take you, Roy, to be my husband, in equal love, as a mirror for my true Self, as a partner on my path, to honor and to cherish, in sorrow and in joy.

Roy, I choose you today and every day, for the rest of my life.

I have already given you my heart. Now I give you my life.




One year ago today, Roy and I were married.



We had a beautiful evening ceremony, and a simple, fun reception immediately following. Our wedding was not stylish, lavish, or over-the-top expensive. But it reflected us (and our bank accounts), and that's what matters. I wouldn't change a thing (except a couple of our vendors).



I've been doing a lot of thinking about what makes a marriage. And I've realized that it's not just the two people in the marriage; it's family and friends and the rest of the world that impact this most sacred of relationships. I am so lucky to have a wonderful support system, because it helps me to be a better wife and friend to Roy. And my support system also makes for a better me.



This year has been wonderful, and it's also been hard. It feels like I've lived a whole lifetime; I have definitely evolved into a slightly different version of the girl who got married on July 14, 2007. And this new person loves her husband even more than she did on their wedding day.



I am so excited to see what the future holds for us. There are so many good things in store for us; we will take them and hold ourselves up and together during the hard times. I feel that anything is possible with Roy by my side. He helps me be my best self and loves me when I am at my lowest. He is my love, my heart, and my life.



I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always.
As long as I'm living,
my baby you'll be.


Happy Anniversary, my love.

15 comments:

tootie said...

Congrats!! It looked like a beautiful wedding.

So glad that married life is going so well for you both!

dapotato said...

congratulations!

ssinca said...

happy anniversary! crazy how fast time has flown! ;)

inflammatory writ said...

Congratulations Leslie! What a lovely entry. <3 I do love a wedding!

(PS - I filled out that meme you put on your blog last week!)

WeezerMonkey said...

Happy anniversary! I'm so glad you found Crissy. You really will cherish these photos forever. :)

Amy said...

Congrats! Happy Anniversary!

sherthebear said...

Happy Anniversary!

Nanette said...

Beautiful post! Beautiful pics! Beautiful couple!

Happy anniversary!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Beautiful.

Happy 1 year!

Tanya & Jake said...

Congratulations to you both!

JennB said...

I'm late but happy anniversary. I hope you guys are enjoying your vacation.

Erika said...

I'm late as well but....

Happy 1st year and may u have many many more.....:)

alyssa said...

I'm late, but had to comment...I hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration! What a beautiful post!

amber said...

happy first year of marriage... and happy many more to come! :)

Crazy Daisy said...

Congrats!