Taken on our wedding day, October 12, 2007
Our 3rd wedding anniversary is coming up next week, and our 12th anniversary as a couple is coming up in February. I never could have guessed that I would be blessed with true love in this lifetime; this relationship has transformed me and is a huge part of who I am. I recently read an interview with the artist Rob Ryan in Cath Kidston magazine, and his words struck a cord with me:
"People have this idea about romance. To me, romance is seeing an 80-year-old couple...staying together...having a family. I've been with my wife since I was 18, and for me, romance is about the long haul." -Rob Ryan
This is how I feel about love, about romance.
There is an older couple who takes afternoon walks here on the path that winds around the field, in good weather and bad, and they always hold hands. Seeing them makes me so happy, and I quietly bless them, and feel happy that there are unions like this in the world.
One of the most beautiful things about being with my husband is the feeling that, through our relationship, I am growing into the person I am meant to be. The longer I am with him, the more I feel comfortable in my skin, and the more I feel I am going in the right direction.
I never completely understood until now what people meant when they said, "He makes me want to be a better person."
That to me is true romance.
xoxo country girl