It's August 19th.
16 years ago today:
I was 24 years old.
Living in Provo.
In between my 2nd and 3rd year of law school.
...and right about this time of day...I was just married.
I know everyone always said they married their best friend, but the truth of the matter is...I didn't yet know Troy well enough to call him my best friend.
We dated for just 30 days before becoming engaged.
I know that's crazy short and I'd have a fit if one of my kids decided to do that...but when you know, you know.
And believe me, I KNEW.
After being engaged for a few weeks, Troy left for a study abroad in Russia.
We were apart for almost our entire engagement.
So...on my wedding day I did not marry my best friend.
But...16 years later, i'm so grateful to say that I am married to him now.
The love that we share...it's been tried and tested...and has grown with every trial we have faced together.
And we are both better for it.
So, let me just say Happy Anniversary Troy.
I am ever grateful that we keep working on it...and keep making it better.
So glad that we are on the same page about where we are going and how we want to get there.
i love you!