Jun 9, 2016

Five Years

May 28th was Jared and I's fifth wedding anniversary! Sadly- we spent it cooped up in the hospital, BEGGING for them to discharge us that day, but they made us wait until the following afternoon. Even though I was in pain, Jared was stuck on a tiny pullout couch and we were trying to figure out how in the world we'd become parents- it was still a special day. My parents sent us some beautiful flowers which brightened up the cramped, sterile hospital room. Jared even crawled into my hospital bed to be with me that night since I wasn't up and moving around a ton at that point. Even though we should have been sleeping we stayed up late for a couple of hours staring at our baby and talking about life. It was definitely an anniversary I'll never forget.

Jared has been my rock through everything. When I was scared of being induced, and then completely petrified about going into surgery Jared was my comfort and my strength. He was scared too but never showed it- he kept it together and encouraged me constantly. Not just during labor and delivery, but he has encouraged me through an entire pregnancy, through job struggles, financial worries, personal doubts; Jared is truly the glue that keeps me put together in any situation.

So although our official anniversary came and went without a big celebration, no fancy dinner dates, heck- we didn't even get a family photo on that day- I couldn't let it go by unnoticed. Five years is no small feat and it's incredible all we've done, seen, shared and experience in those years together. While we enter into a world of diapers, spit-up and sleepless nights I had to let my man know just how much I love him. It's impossible to put into words, but I did my best. Happy (belated) anniversary, Jared!! 

31 comments:

  1. This is so sweet ❤️ Happy (belated) anniversary!

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  2. Still can't believe it's been over 5 years now!!! :) so thankful to have such an amazing couple to influence our marriage. We love you guys!

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  3. Awwwwww happy anniversary!!! I can just see you guys in 10-15 years telling your cute little man that you spent your five year anniversary welcoming that dude in to the world and wondering what the heck you were going to do with him now :) You guys are too cute!

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  4. Such a sweet post - your love and relationship is something to be admired! Happy anniversary and congratulations on your new addition!

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  5. We celebrated 5 years on June 5. Nowadays 5 years is a huge deal so CONGRATS to you and Jared.

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  6. Happy belated Anniversary!!! :) It really is amazing how fast the time flies by.

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  7. I think it's completely understandable that your anniversary this year went a little different than in years past. No shame there--you were kinda busy :) Congrats on 5 years, and cheers to many many more!

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  8. Happy Anniversary!! What a memorable day!!! :)

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  9. Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy [see what I did there?] anniversary dear sweet friend. You and Jared are such an incredible couple and I'm so happy for you and sweet lil baby boy! xoxo

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  10. I hope you guys have a belated anniversary dinner to celebrate because five years is definitely something big!

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  11. Happy belated anniversary! Congrats to 5 years!

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  12. Aww congratulations on 5 years!! Those flowers are beautiful, and I love your wedding photo.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  13. This is so sweet! I'm sorry you were stuck at the hospital but I'm glad you got to be together. I'll actually be 37 weeks pregnant on our wedding anniversary in August. Hoping my little boy stays put but you just can't plan these things! ;-)

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  14. I love this post - you even had me teared up by the end! Super sweet! Happy (belated) Anniversary!! You'll have to take your little guy down to the covered bridge for a family photo and delayed celebration! :)

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  15. Happy anniversary - I'd say you guys gave each other one of the best gifts you could ask for, for year #5 :)

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  16. So very sweet! I know ya'll have so many wonderful memories to look back on, and many more to make.

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  17. Happy anniversary to you two! 5 years is definitely a huge achievement, especially in a world where it's so common to give up on marriage at the first sight of any trouble.. I don't think that y'all even need pictures to remember this anniversary!

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  18. Once you're a little more mobile with the little man will you get a delayed picture of you all under your bridge???!! :)

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  19. Happy belated Anniversary!! Hope you two are able to sneak away later this summer and celebrate - 5 years is a big one! :)

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  20. Happy 5 years to you guys!! That's one anniversary you'll be especially sure to remember!

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  21. Happy anniversary to you both! Definitely a memorable one. A story to tell T later!

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  22. One for the books! This is going to be your best year yet!

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  23. You guys are the best. I bet 20 years from now, you'll absolutely be remembering that anniversary as one of your best!

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  24. You two are just too dang adorable, do you know that?! Happy belated anniversary to you. :)

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  25. Congratulations! At least you got to celebrate it together :) pursuingbalanceblog.com

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  26. awww happy belated anniversary! here's to the next 5 ;)

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  27. Happy Anniversary to you guys! So happy to hear you're doing well. Wish you all the best.

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  28. Happy belated anniversary! We ended up "celebrating" our anniversary a few months later last year because of Mav being little still. As long as you recognize the day, it doesn't matter how you celebrate :) and 5 years is a big deal!

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