Kyle and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary today! We were talking last night, just after midnight, about how long that sounds, but it also seems too short. We both honestly feel like we’ve been together forever. And not in a bad way. We met when we were 14. We had geometry and seminary together our freshman year of high school. We’ve known each other for nearly 14 years! We became excellent friends by our junior year. That friendship has continued through to today. So yes, though we’ve been married for 5 years, our friendship and journey began long before that happy day.
I know I said it before, but May 5, 2007, was honestly the happiest and best day of my life. It was a day filled with so many smiles. My cheeks were in a whole lot of pain. The good kind. I think every year that May 5 rolls around again, I always want to get married all over again. It was such a fun day!
I think Kyle and I compliment each other well. And I too often don’t realize it. While my mom was visiting in March, when I found out I’d be participating in Sew-vivor, Kyle and I were talking back and forth about what I could do for my first project. We were in our own little brainstorming world, and I had completely forgotten my mom was listening to us, until she started laughing at us. Not in any rude way, just laughing because of the way we interact together. And I didn’t mind one bit, because it just pointed out to me what a good match we really are.
Honestly, I’m pretty lucky to have Kyle and his creative brain in my life. I like to create and do, but I have a harder time seeing outside the box. He helps push me to do things just a little differently, and usually better, than I would have originally done them. And I appreciate that. Even if it frustrates me sometimes, because it typically ends up being harder than what I had first envisioned. But it’s worth it, because I learn from it. So, though I complain and get frustrated, thank you Kyle for knowing what I’m capable of, and helping me go just one step further than my original thinking.
Kyle supports me in everything I do. When we were very first married I had plans to attend the University of Utah for grad school. I was accepted, signed up for my classes and took the necessary steps to receiving a student loan to help out financially. Due to a few different factors, that first week of school proved to be too much for me to handle at that time. I was torn, because I wanted to quit, but I also really didn’t want to quit. I wanted that degree, and I was so excited to be there. But… I was too stressed, and just felt that grad school wasn’t in the cards for me at that time. I was so nervous to tell Kyle that I wanted to withdraw. He had been so supportive of me, I was afraid he would be disappointed and would tell me to suck it up and keep going. But he didn’t. He supported me in my decision. And he’s continued to do so with every other major decision I’ve made since.
I just love Kyle. And feel so lucky to have him in my life.
Happy 5 years Kyle!