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April 2, 2015

20 years and counting…

April 2, 2015
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20 years ago

So guess who’s the April Fool every year? Me!

I got married 20 years ago yesterday, April Fool’s Day. Crazy right? Well… which is crazier~ getting married on that day or that’s it’s been 20 years? Both I suppose.

Awhhh 20 years of marriage. Where do I start?20 years ago-2First of all, my husband loves my public gushiness, so here we go~ To my love: You were given to me as a wonderful gift. A gift that has grown with me, molded me, shaped me and loved me. Our love has gone through almost every emotion in existence. My favorite is now. I love you more because we fought through those hard days {quite frankly there were years}. To say ‘those weren’t easy’ seems too simple and not giving them enough credit. Hard times are full of trials, tears, and sadness. But without that, what would’ve smoothed our rough edges? How would we have modeled so well into place? Two strong personalities needed some time to become one. We did that. We took the time to be annoyed at each other, voice our opinions loudly and then respect and love each other through it all. All couples look different. Some never argue. Some only mildly. We can say that’s it’s possible! We battled through it and came out on top. It was hard but we never gave up. After 20 years, we understand our love. It’s passionate. It’s crazy. It’s intense. It’s solid. It’s God given! It’s beautiful. It brings me to tears. I wouldn’t change ‘us’ for the world. {well maybe you..just kidding!} Seriously, my life would be miserable without you. I’d be lost and confused. {and you know that’s true…since you have to remind me of everything} You are my rock and my support beams. You have my heart.  I love you. ~t

20 years ago-3As you can tell by my note: we were never the couple that perfectly got along. Our college friends thought we were the worst couple EVER. We argued all the time. I just couldn’t understand why he didn’t agree with everything I said and why didn’t he give me everything I wanted? The nerve of that cute frat boy! I couldn’t stand it but I couldn’t help but want to be with him. We were meant to be. God had His plan and it’s almost like Free Will didn’t exist for me at that time. Not that I didn’t think he was crazy hot or love to be around him, but it’s like as soon as I met him I didn’t think about anything else. I knew that’s who I was marrying and that was that. Plain and simple. No question. No contemplating. Just he and I forever ‘n ever. I could see us being old grandparents together… seriously, I could. It was a strangely clear vision that seemed oh so real. I thank the Lord for this vision with all my soul.

Here we are, 20 years later. Three lovely daughters, a dog and a crazy life to show for it. Family time is important. We cherish our moments, big and small. We laugh, we yell, we wrestle-hug, we love! We praise God for everything He has given us. We are excited to spend the rest of our lives in each other’s arms. We are in it to win it!

{…Oh and about the wedding date… it wasn’t my first choice but it was the only date that wasn’t taken at the Country Club where we wanted the reception. And I made him promise that there would be ABSOLUTELY NO tricks on that day. He so wisely obeyed. Good guy.

…oh and the extensive amount of gel and back-combing in my up-do caused it to be almost black in our wedding photos. sweet. I really am blond. I swear.}

Twenty years is a long time. I’ve been with Jason longer than I was without him. We grew up together and will continue to grow everyday of our lives. Thank you, Jason, for walking beside me through this amazing life.

20 years ago yesterday, I married my friend. The one I laugh with, dream with, live for, love.

Cheers to the next 20 years!Our 20 year anniversary{a sneak peak at our 20 year anniversary vacation photos to Punta Cana}

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7 comments

  1. Congratulations Tammie!! (And Jason too!). Twenty years is a long time and an amazing accomplishment! It’s amazing how quickly it goes by, I’ll be celebrating my 21st anniversary this year and I don’t even feel old enough for that to be possible!
    This was a beautiful blog! :)

  2. Happy anniversary! Twenty years is awesome! And you were a beautiful bride! I love your note to your husband – I think the best relationships celebrate both the ups and the downs, no relationship is perfect all the time. Congrats again!

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