Thursday, September 2, 2010

What a year this has been!

So as I sit here today, on the eve of my one year anniversary, I have to remember where I was this time last year and how many incredibly dramatic changes and events have happened this past year. This time last year I was in sunny, beautiful and romantic paradise otherwise known as Oahu, Hawaii. Joe and I had a great time. The island was gorgeous, our hotel was lovely, everyone was so helpful and nice. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding day. We had a great dinner at our hotel (the only night we could afford to eat there!) and Joe kept declaring it was the best meal he had ever eaten. There were some funny occurances like how Joe's bathing suit flew off of our balcony and down to another one and the staff was so nice to go and retrieve it for him. I managed to not get burnt on any other day except the wedding day where I didn't think about lathering up in my usual bath of 70 SPF and ended up a lobster for the remaining days. The most wonderful part for me was the water. The clear, blue and inviting water that I could stay in for HOURS! But most people don't know that I was DEATHLY ill the night before the wedding. I don't know if it was something I had eaten that day or if it was my digestive system on the fritz (traveling can be very hard on me if you know what I mean) but I was so sick and completely panic stricken that I would end up not making it to the ceremony the next day. Joe was worried sick, but I just slept it off and was fine by the morning. Thank you God. Thank you God for all my blessings this year. I went through one of the scariest, most anxious and depressing times in my life when I decided to leave Grad school and go back to work. I didn't know when or if I was going to find a new job. Thanks for this one. I really love the people here and that makes a world of difference. I survived an earthquake, a thunderstorm (much more like a hurricane) from hell that I was sure was going to take me out, countless other storms and power outages that caused me to take my life in my hands going through numerous intersections with no working lights, moving AGAIN for the 400th time. Thanks God for keeping me alive and half way sane. And last but NEVER least, I thank you for my husband and my best friend. I know that I am FAR from perfect and I mess up sometimes. You gave me the most loving, forgiving, sweet and funny guy. And he is truly an extension of myself, I can't imagine living life without him at my side. Yes, its that good. I love you baby with all my heart and I am so excited to share the rest of my life with you. I am so looking forward to the hammock on our balcony at our room at the bed and breakfast and looking out at the ocean and being able to just relax with you for a little while. Your love is allowing me to grow and change into the person I have always dreamed I wanted to be. And you make me happier than I ever thought I could be. Happy One Year and first of many, Anniversary my love.

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