Three years ago I woke up and went running on the treadmill, a familiar start to the morning. I remember not listening to music and embracing my thoughts as I ran. It wasn’t fast, and it was only 3 miles, but it was exactly what I needed to start the day.
Three years ago, I finished that run, took a shower, and within a few hours, I had gone from a sweaty girl running, to a bride. I had my make up done, hair done, dress on, and pink shoes ready to go. I had my parents surrounding me with love, and my girls making me laugh.
Three years ago, I cried tears as I was leaving behind a completely familiar and comfortable life of being a daughter but also crying happy tears as I couldn’t wait for the rest of my life.
Three years ago, I said “I Do” in front of 280 of our closest friends and family. It was the day I became Mrs. Brown and a day unlike any other. I walked down that aisle towards Aaron, who had a tear in his eye after seeing me. I hugged my dad and gave him a kiss, and eagerly took Aaron’s hand to begin our forever.
Marrying Aaron was a day I had dreamt about for years, and I was ridiculously giddy to become his wife. Today, I am just as giddy being Aaron’s wife and a mom to Annabelle. Our wedding day was the day we really did start our forever, and it makes me just as happy today as it did three years ago.
We’ve been through work and no work, pregnancy and a baby, vacations and getaways, and even some tough times. There is no one I’d rather get through and be with during any of that than you, Aaron. I love you and Happy Anniversary!