Should I warn you that this post may be cheezy?

Today I am celebrating 16 years of marriage to an amazing man. I know this is the part where I should disclaimer that it hasn’t always been easy but I am not going to tell you about that stuff. To be honest, I don’t think enough people share their amazing marriage stories. The moments when sharing a life with someone makes it complete. So, if you don’t mind, I am going to share how amazing my life with Ted has been.

When I was 18, Ted asked me to marry him. All I knew is that no matter where he was going to go in life, I wanted to be with him, so I said Yes. We were married the next year.

I really didn’t know that “where” would move us to Iowa and then to Tennessee. I didn’t know it would see him through college and the birth of two beautiful daughters. I didn’t know it would lead us to putting God as head of our home. I didn’t know it would lead us through heartache and a miscarriage. I didn’t know I would laugh so much and cry so much. I didn’t know it would be full of forgiveness and love. I didn’t know that the “where” would bring me to call my marriage home, my safe place.

Being Ted’s wife makes me a better me. He encourages me to be more. He knows my dreams and pushes me forward. He has never let me stay too long in the times where I didn’t believe in myself. He has poured more love and positive words into me than I ever have believed I deserved. He has never used my failures against me.

Today I Celebrate. A life shared with my best friend. A life shared with my hottie. A life shared with my home, my safe place. A life full of laughter, joy, hope and love. I Celebrate the rest of this journey. I still can’t wait to see where else this life is going to take us.