Thursday, March 12, 2015

5 years......

It has been ….

260 ~ WEEKS
1,826 ~ DAYS
43,829 ~ HOURS
2,629,743 ~ MINUTES
157,784,630 ~ SECONDS

…..Since I was sealed for time and all eternity to my best friend, my sweetheart, and my eternal companion!
What a blessing to know that we are together forever- it has been so much fun! We have laughed, we have cried, and through it all we have grown closer together than ever before!

In the past 5 years we have…
Flooded our apartment
Taken a ca-jillion pictures!!
Skied till we couldn’t feel our toes
Bought jet skis
Taken classes together at SLCC
Driven to California twice
 Multiple urgent care/ insta care visits..
Boat! Boat! boat!
Gave a gazillion hugs and kisses XOXO
Bought a house!
Had a beautiful baby boy!!!
Became parents!
Gone to the temple!
Celebrated holidays!
Grown 5 years older J
Watched fireworks!
Bought a boat.. 3 times!
Remodeled a house
Partied with family and friends
Graduated from USU!
Gone camping!
Gone to St George more times than I can count!
Mountain biked!
Received Promotions
Laughed till we couldn’t breathe!
Gone trick or treating!
Had a beautiful baby girl!!!
Worked hard
Planned trips
Watched movies!
Taken family pictures… against wishes! hahaha
Started a business
Cried when we were exhausted!
Laughed when we realized it was all okay!
Played basement hockey!
Fallen in love more and more each day!
And etc… etc… etc…   
(Obviously I could go on forever!!!)


In the past 5 years we have learned that it isn’t always perfect, it isn’t always pretty, and it isn’t always easy…

BUT it is always worth it!

We have gone through so many little trials that seemed so much bigger in the moment and we have learned that with each other, we are able to hold tight and grow stronger together and we have been able to look back and call all of those little trials, little blessings!
It would be so amazing to look ahead and to know with a surety that it would all be fun and games from here on out. That we would never have to worry or work or hurt- but that is not life- and that is simply not a reality.
But I say bring it on- because looking through these past five years thinking of everything that we have done together, I couldn’t think of one bad thing- I am not saying that it has all been rays of sunshine and rainbows- BUT those little storms along the way weren’t the parts that I remembered.
I remember rolling over to kiss you goodnight each night and Keller rushing to wave to you out the window every morning.
I remember each time you held our brand new babies in your arms, welcoming them into this crazy world!
 I remember the peace I felt in the temple sitting with you before we were sealed.
I remember all of our road trips and our silly little traditions!
I know it hasn’t all been easy, and I am thankful for thank- because now I know more than ever that you are my sweetheart, my best friend, and the one I want to hold to in those crazy storms because I know that in 10, 20 or even 60+ years down the road, I wont remember the little disagreements or all the little bumps along the way- I will remember you kissing me goodnight and good morning, you holding our sweethearts teaching them to ski and rollerblade, I will remember you loving life and never holding back.
You are my sweetheart- my best friend- my eternal companion!
I love you Kurt Thomas thank you for being everything I could have ever imagined my eternal sweetheart to be! You are the best husband and the most incredible father to our two little angels- and I know that you are their hero! I love you forever! Xoxo

~ your wifey J  

“Sandwiched between their ‘once upon a time’ and their ‘happily ever after’, they all had to experience great adversity.”~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf