Seriously, it has been half a year already?!
Justin & I were married on September 8th, 2017. I know I’m biased, but it was the most perfect day. The weather was beautiful, the venue was a scene from my dreams, and my prince charming was teary-eyed and waiting for me at the end of the aisle. We planned an intimate ceremony, followed by incredible catering, way too many delicious craft beers, and dancing that lasted all night, to share our love with our closest family and friends.
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UPDATE: Our wedding was featured in Bridal & Formal’s blog and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts! How cool!!!
These last six months have certainly been a wild ride. Not only did we celebrate our marriage and honeymoon, but also our first Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years together as a married couple (fifth overall!). On New Years’ Day we found out we were pregnant, and planned to announce on Valentine’s Day (is it obvious that I love holidays?) but thirty days later we learned we had lost our baby , at 10 weeks. Since then, we’ve been taking each day head on, doing our best to heal, and learning how to navigate what our “new normal” looks like. It isn’t easy, and some days are downright hard. But, this is our life, our journey, and we’ve chosen to share it with the world in hopes of helping someone else.
I know I’ve said it a million times before, but I really do have the world’s greatest husband. If it wasn’t for him, I have no idea how I’d find the strength to get up every morning and move forward. He is always encouraging me, and despite how weak I often feel, he reminds me that I am strong. We will get through this. Experiencing pregnancy loss can be really tough on a marriage, but thankfully we have been leaning on each other to get through, and I am confident our marriage will be stronger as a result. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to trudge through the mud to get to the rainbow at the end.
Happy Six Months of Marriage, Justin. I hope you never grow tired of dancing through life with me. XOXO