Kory and I were married one year ago today. We were married on a beautiful spring day, (which we were absolutely blessed to receive, since you never know what the weather is going to be like here) at the Ogden Country Club. The day was absolutely perfect (other than a few minor glitches that everyone experiences on their wedding day).
The past year has absolutely flown by. It seems like just yesterday that I was frantically preparing for my wedding and finishing up all the last minute details. Sometimes I wish that time would just stand still, because this is such an amazing time in our lives but I know that this isn’t possible. I also know that we have much more to experience together. Will things only get better? Yes, I think so.
We have experienced so many adventures and so many twists and turns over this past year. We definitely do not ever slow down. Kory keeps me on my toes and keeps us running and onto new and bigger projects. I am definitely never bored with him by my side.
On this one year anniversary, I want to take the time to express my love and adoration to my husband. I realize that I am not the most romantic or lovey dovey woman on the planet. I try to be, but it’s just not my nature. I do want my husband to know how much I love him and to tell him how thankful I am that God brought us together. We do not have the typical love story. Our story is a bit different then the average, ‘the couple met, fell in love, got married and had children.’ As I told him in my wedding vows though, I wouldn’t want things any other way.
Kory definitely courted me. We had our first date after much coaxing from his friends to just call and ask me out. Kory is actually a very shy person-- sometimes when we would run into each other, he wouldn’t say anything other than hi. Our first ‘outing’ together was on a camping trip with a group of friends and he didn’t really talk to me at all. I thought he just wasn’t interested. I later realized that he was just very shy. After a few weeks of dating, I think I knew he was the one, but I was scared and tried to push him away. I dated other guys and Kory patiently waited for me to figure it out! He knew that I would get a clue…eventually. He will be upset with me for sharing this, but he told me he loved me about a month into dating. I was somewhat shocked but knew that he truly did love me.
Well our story goes on…
A few more months went by and we received a shocking surprise. I was pregnant! I truly believe that someone Greater than us knew that we needed to be together and sent us our beautiful son for a reason. I have always been a firm believer that things happen for a reason. We had our son Parker and were married 8 months later. I think I grew more deeply in love with Kory after seeing him as a father (I will save the father talk for father’s day though).
Like I said, our story isn’t the ‘typical’ love story and some may be ashamed to tell of a premarital pregnancy. Well, that’s not me. I am so grateful for my son and for our trials before marriage. It has made us who we are as a couple today and I am so thankful for it.
To my husband,
I love you so much. You are my best friend and my partner for life. I can’t imagine sharing my life and my love with any other man. You are such a strong person and with you by my side, I never have to worry that I won’t be taken care of. I have loved being married to you and I can only hope to have the same love for one another that I see your parent’s have, after 30 years of marriage. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband and I look forward to the many adventures to come.