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I hadn’t planned on sharing these photos this weekend, but that beautiful man making me smile was sick most of the week and I was testing out my ability to do that whole “in sickness and in health” thing. It turns out, I will do just about anything for my partner, even face down some of my bigger fears (including but not limited to: vomiting and hospitals). It’s made me feel incredibly grateful for a lot of things, including him.
Our wedding was really magical. Not in the way that maybe some people dream of, but in the most perfect way for Nate and I. Our immediate families and close friends gathered, and we got to tell everyone that we were thankful. We got to tell them that our love is only possible through the environment of support and care that they provide. We got to express to the people who have got us here, that what they have done for us is remembered and cherished through our partnership. And we got to give a little bit of that love back that day. It was pretty unreal.
Today, in the middle of all the chaos that life can bring, I think back to this day, these moments. For one amazing day everything fell away and we got to just love. Without interruption. We got to be present with one another and the people we love. Today I’m reminding myself that day did not happen by chance, it happened because of all the moments we built before that. It happened because of the chaos that is always made a bit easier by having one another. It happened because together, we learned how to lean into the chaos, which made it possible to lean into the happiness. We let life happen, and we decided to take our moments as they come, without judgement.
I didn’t know what I was going to write about when I posted these pictures. It turns out all I got are all these feelings about what a good thing we’ve got going, and I’m just feeling really grateful that we have one another. That’s all I’ve got for now.
*I will post more wedding photos in the weeks following Thanksgiving, including a post about how to have a backyard budget wedding