Today I married my best friend.
Nine years ago today I was standing in the back of St. Brendan’s church peeking through the blinds as my favorite people flooded into the church. I always wanted to get married in a packed church full of the people I loved the most. I wanted to walk through those double doors, with my dad holding on to me for support, and watch the sea of people smiling and crying tears of joy for me, for us. I wanted to navigate through those people and end up in the front with the man I loved; the one God intended for me.
We might not have the perfect marriage by the book, but in my eyes we have a perfect marriage for us. When he walks into the room I still feel butterflies deep in my belly. He has made my dreams come true. I don’t often express how much I love Shawn, but I do…very much.