Happy 1 year… or 3

7.13.14

Happy One Year Anniversary Krugers!

It was wonderful to wake up that morning. To look at my gorgeous man and remember that just a year ago it all became official. It was such a fun wedding, filled with friends, family and cherished memories. I couldn’t wait to celebrate our love this past Sunday with gifts and delicious food and mostly just soak in a day of each other.

BUT…

It’s not just one year to me. Our wedding anniversary also coincides with our dating anniversary. A fact that I am pretty ecstatic about. So while it’s one year “official,” to me it’s three wonderful years of having this man in my life. Three years of choosing to grow together.

I know that when you first start dating you don’t always know if this is going to be the one that makes it to forever. So I can’t say I did know that for sure when we chose to make it official on July 13, 2011. However, I think I had an inkling.

It’s why I looked up when July 13 would be a Saturday and it just so happened to be a Saturday on 7.13.13. I will never forget how I jokingly told him, “July 13, 2013 is a Saturday. We could get married.” He laughed and remarked on how cute I was.

We’ve both always remembered that moment and as 2012 rolled around, we both knew that would be the day. And it was.

So I’m definitely about celebrating our wedding anniversary because THAT was and is as of now the biggest moment of my life; a truly-ridiculously-amazing-life-altering moment.

However, I think couples should celebrate that dating anniversary too. Especially if it’s not on the same day as your wedding anniversary. That day was the beginning. It’s when couples start to define their relationship and in happy consequence grow. It makes me almost teary-eyed thinking about relationship beginnings… so much hope and excitement about what the future may hold.

That, my friends, is worth celebrating. Especially when it comes to fruition.

What this means…

So I’ve been thinking about blogging about my love life again… my MARRIED love life. People ask me all the time, “How’s married life?” And my answer is usually a nonchalant “it’s great.” I say this mostly because I don’t know how I can even begin to explain how awesome my life with my man is. In today’s world where people ask questions to be polite rather than from real desire to know, it’s just easier to say, “It’s great.” Now to be fair, I’m sure a lot of people do want to know, but again… I struggle to find the words sometimes and I don’t want to go on and on about how amazing it is. (Humility maybe?)

I’m ready though. I’m ready to spill my guts about married life. I think marriage should be celebrated because it’s fun, messy, hard and the best thing when you find the right one. I also love the title of this blog… “Love like a Kruger.” Not to toot our own horns, but I think my man and I have a pretty great story and a unique way we love. We believe in love and in fighting for a great love… which means we communicate a lot.

I’m not sure where this blog will go, or how I’m going to start, but I can’t wait to see what it becomes.fall in love for life book

Before I close this first post, I have to give credit to the book that inspired me to tell my story. It’s called Fall in love for life and it’s written by an awesome woman who was married for 73 years.

I saw the book at Book People as part of their Valentine’s book display. I picked it up and read several chapters in. This book made me want to begin writing down my love story. Why wait, right?