Almost 6 years ago on June 14th I became one lucky woman. It was the day that I got to marry my best friend. He was a man who probably waited a little too long to propose (OK it was a lot too long if you asked me back then), but what those years gave us were years to grow. We grew from college students, to early adulthood where we floundered but always found our way. We made it through moves, and 3 years of The Captain in law school. A person changes a lot between the ages of 20 and 27, but the one thing always stayed the same….I was doing it all with my best friend. Then, on that fantastic day I got to walk down the aisle to the man who I knew so well. The man I knew I wanted to spend my life with, and the man I wanted to raise a family with. Not everyone is lucky enough to marry someone they call their best friend but I did, and together we have grown even more 6 years later.

When I look back on my wedding pictures it’s hard to imagine who those two people are. We’ve been through so much in the last six years. Most of those things were great….some were extremely hard, but what it all taught me was that I had an amazing partner to stand by my side through it all. It’s always good to have someone to laugh with, but when the going gets tough, you realize who is really there for you. The Captain is my rock. He always has been.

I knew I wanted him to be the father of my children, but never could I imagine what an amazing dad he would be. That college boy who I met while tapping his beer and making him throw up is now the father of my kids. Woah…who would’ve thought! Not those that knew us in college that’s for sure! Maybe that’s why we work so well? We grew up together. Yes, sometimes that can work against you. Sometimes you don’t like the person each other has become, but I can only speak for myself when I say that although he has grown and matured, he is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago. His eyes still twinkle when he really smiles, and those dimples have always made my heart melt. Can he be infuriating?? Of course! We are so different and sometimes I just want to punch him in the face, but the fact that I don’t means it’s love.

I love that we talk on the phone multiple times a day, I love that I can’t wait for him to come, and I love that I CHOOSE to spend as much time with him as possible. Even better? I feel that he feels the same about me.

Bottom line? I feel like a lucky girl. Sometimes as life goes on and things get hectic it’s hard to see all the good, but on days like today (OK really tomorrow), on our anniversary, I am happy to be reminded of what an amazing man I married. So to Captain Awesome I love you. Happy Anniversary!