Monday, July 4, 2016

in life you need to hold onto each other.

It has been a year. Yes, my husband and I tied the knot one year ago today. Honestly? That is one of the weirdest things I have ever written. It doesn't feel like it has been that long. I guess it is true what they say though. Time really does fly. The past twelve months have been full of ups and downs (ups: waking up next to each other, decorating our own Christmas tree, and going to Disney World. downs: unpacking all of my stuff into our apartment). But it has been amazing to have the man I love by my side through it all. I am so lucky. 

His support has meant so much to me. When I think about it...this past year has been one of adjustment. It was hard for me to move out of my family home. To see my parents only once or twice a week. To deal with the successes and letdowns that my unpredictable career path has handed me. It is thanks to him that I am still standing. He not only helped me get through that rocky adjustment period - but made sure I came out relatively unscathed. I am so grateful for that. It feels good to know there is always someone in my corner. 

Today is our first wedding anniversary. So I wanted to pause and commemorate this wonderful milestone. I can only hope that the second year is as wonderful as the first. As for our celebratory plans? We are keeping things pretty low-key. Dinner out and maybe a movie. Then some small thoughtful gifts. Nothing overly elaborate. Just a nice night out. That is all I want anyway. To be together, look back, and remember how truly blessed we are. 

To end this post? I leave you with some of the lyrics from our first dance song. They still make me smile. 

I'll be the wind in your sails, the magic of your days, 
A solid friend unfailing, I'll forgive with grace.
Whatever storm we need to face.

I'll give my whole heart 
With this ring as a token of undying affection. 
We've made it this far 
And with this ring I thee wed 
I will love you till the end of time. 
- With This Ring by Scott MacIntyre

xo Shannon


  1. CONGRATS SHANNON! This is a huge milestone, I am so happy for you :D <3

  2. Beautiful! Congratulations! It does sound like it was a year of change, but it was so good that he was by your side to help with all of those changes.

  3. Happy Anniversary !

    I can imagine the adjustment. It must have been so different starting this new life but still trying to hold on to as much as you could at the same time.

    I am terrified of getting married. I think leaving home will be the hardest part for me.

  4. Beautiful couple:) You look very happy:)

  5. so sweet dear!!!
    wish you a life time of happiness ♥

  6. such beautiful words shannon, i totally agree with you ive been married over 6 years and doesnt feel like it feels like it flew away...!! and having someone by your side makes all those moments more special..and theres no need for extravagance..have a perfect evening and relaxing is perfect! congrats to you and many more to come...god bless!

  7. Congratulations to you guys! Nice to know that your life goes great!