Yesterday was our two year anniversary. I kind of can’t believe it’s been 2 years since we got married. I’m probably acting like it’s been an eternity, (how on earth am I going to feel in 30 years?), but the last 2 years have gone by so fast!!
And yet, I also kind of can’t remember the feeling of not being married. I was trying to explain this feeling to a friend recently. I told her the feeling of normalcy in marriage kind of slowly evolved, but one day I realized that marriage was the new normal. Living my life with Corey felt like how life was supposed to be.
My favorite question to Corey the past couple of days has been, “what were you doing/thinking/feeling at this time two years ago?” He plays along and his answers are pretty good. He asked me the same question the other day and I started remembering back to our wedding day. I think the thing that makes me kind of sad about it is that I don’t remember everything really well. Instead of seeing a film in my head, one long reel from morning to evening in sequential order, I see snapshots of the day. Distinct memories one by one at different points throughout the day.
Running to Target with Bonnie at 7:00 to pick up pictures we had printed, still kind of in disbelief it was my wedding day. Bon was so level-headed all day…she kept me grounded.
Jenn keeping me company in my room while I finished packing my suitcase. Reminiscing about summers in Martinsburg.
Reading the card my mom left in my room for me and coming downstairs crying. Christen cracking a joke and making us all laugh.
Watching my bridesmaids getting their hair done while eating bagels and fruit. Carrie teaching everyone how to do “a smokey eye.”
Waiting downstairs in the hall for the ceremony to start. I was surprised at how relaxed I felt. I thought I would be nervous, but I wasn’t at all. I was just happy.
And then the wedding. I remember Daniel saying “you don’t have to be a perfect wife for Jesus to love you, and you don’t have to be a perfect wife for this marriage to work.” And then the same to Corey. I didn’t know how much I’d need to hear those words, but I know now that they were key. I’ve really had to rely on God’s grace in the last two years.
After the ceremony
And the reception. Seriously, the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. Ever. I loved everything about it.