I can't believe it's been a year... time flies when you're having fun! Here's a glimpse back to some memories from April 19th, 2008:
Today has been a wonderful day of reflection as I've thought back on the memories of this last year. Ross and I were married a year ago today, and the time has FLOWN by. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were sealed in the temple for time and eternity, and now we're here... 2 apartments, 1 house, 6 jobs, and a pregnancy later:) Baby Gabe has the hiccups (for the 3rd time today) as I write this, and I wish I could say that my sweet husband was sitting next to me with his hand on my stomach. However, Ross is 3,000 miles to the northeast, sharing music and the gospel with the people of Alaska. He is with BYU-I's Collegiate Singers, and they left last Monday for their choir tour. They'll be gone for 2 weeks, so I have another week to go before Ross comes home. But he's been extra wonderful today, calling when he can to wish me a Happy Anniversary and just to talk. In fact, as soon as they finished singing at a youth fireside tonight, Ross had a bunch of the Young Women from the Wasilla, AK stake yell out to me "Happy Anniversary from Alaska!". It's been hard to be away from him (especially being pregnant, celebrating our first anniversary AND his birthday apart from each other, and trying to prepare for our move to Indiana next week), but I know that he is having some amazing experiences, seeing some beautiful sights, and sharing his wonderful musical talent. Thank goodness Verizon doesn't charge extra for roaming when calls and texts are in the same network! I made sure to clear that up before he'd been gone too long... we definitely didn't want to end up with a horrendous phone bill at the end of the month!
Anyway, here's to our First Anniversary:) I love every day that Ross and I are together. Like Ross said to me, "we've had some good times, but we've really had some GREAT times." Every day I learn from his optimism, his pure heart, his thirst for knowledge, and his caring and forgiving attitude. He truly makes me a better person, and he is the absolute light of my life. He doesn't just make me happy... he fills me with joy. I am forever grateful for his patience (that has been 18 years in the making when it comes to dealing with me), his hard work, and the sweet love he shares with me, his eternal companion. We really were meant for each other.
So babes, Happy First:) I miss you. Te quiero mas que las estrellas de los cielos.