Friday, May 29, 2009

My Prince Charming

True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach

When I was a little girl, I would dream of my prince charming. I would picture what he would look like and how he would sweep me off my feet. I wanted the fairytale life that I read in so many of my favorite books growing up. I would daydream about what he would look like, what our life would be like and the family we would create one day.

I met my prince five years ago today and we married exactly one year later. Our wedding was small only a little over 50 guests. Our bridal party consisted of my sister as matron of honor, his best friend as best man,
and my son Mikey as ring bearer. It was the perfect wedding. We were blessed with a beautiful day that we shared with our closest friends and family.

As a little girl, I dreamed of the wedding but never thought about the marriage. Marriage is not easy. These past four years have been a long roller coaster ride filled with many emotions and lots of ups and downs. There were times when I was terrified, excited, thrilled, disappointed, thankful and amazed.
There were times when I was holding on with a death grip and other times that I was flying with my arms over my head enjoying the ride. The thing about it is that for every low there is a high and we have found the balance. We don't have a storybook marriage but I wouldn't change it at all.

After four years, I am still in love with
my husband as much as I was on our wedding day. I still look at him admiringly and he still makes me weak in the knees when he smiles at me. We have a passion for one another that I think others dream of. When I married my husband he gave me three amazing stepchildren and I gave him one. Together we completed our family with another 2 gorgeous boys. We are blessed and I love him more for what he has given me. I see my husband in my children and it melts my heart.

I may not have the house with the white picket fence that I have always dreamed of yet but I know with time my husband will provide it for me like he has provide
d everything else for our family. He is an amazing man and I am so thankful that he is in my life.


Brandie said...

This is so sweet! Marriage is a wonderful thing. It's hard at times, but it's so worth it! I'm glad you found your prince :)

Lizzi said...

Marriage isn't easy, but it's worth the ride!

Holli said...

I loved reading this Mandy! What a great tribute to your relationship....

One_Balanced_Mama said...

You deserve happy endings, Dear Mandy. :) Marriage is NOT easy, and it's good you're counting your blessings!