July 6th was our 15 year anniversary! We celebrated by pigging out at a nearby Brazilian Steakhouse while my Mama babysat with Aubrey. 15 is kinda one of those big numbers! I can't believe its been this many years! I remember riding in the passenger seat of Joey's 64 caddy..that nervous excitement of when we first started falling in love..the way my heart would jump out of my chest every time I saw him..going on our first "not a date" which was sitting on the dock of CC bay eating Whataburger Chicken Strips meals with lemonade...checking my email fifty times a day to see if he had sent me an email(we were big emailers:)...him surprising me at the mall where I worked to take me out to dinner or for a walk..going on two big trips while we were dating(Cali and NY which is where he proposed to me) and just being crazy about him. I couldn't see him enough! I was eating, sleeping, breathing Joey. Hahaha. Isn't it funny how that is? I do think it would be fun to travel back in time and fall in love all over again because that was seriously the most fun I've ever had-falling in love with him :) And now 16 years after meeting him, I am still head over heels in love with the man. The love is different. Its not that obsessive young love that it once was, its a deep meaningful eternal love. Its a friendship that I treasure. Its having someone that "gets" me(okay, maybe not my bizarre humor sometimes though haha, only Tara and Laura get that..). He has been by my side as I've labored in childbirth with SIX KIDS! He has been by my side in hospitals when we've suffered losses. He has been there to be a shoulder to cry on when I'm down. He knows when to feed me Mexican food :) He rubs my back way too much. I am spoiled by him continually. We eat ice cream together almost every night. We laugh together at funny shows(we love the same ones!) Right now our evenings are The Goldbergs..The Last Man on Earth..Fresh off the Boat :) We have had tough times in our marriage but we've gotten through any hard time, together. When I've felt like no one else is there for me, everyone has let me down in life, Joey is always there. Always. He loves me no matter what, he treats me with respect and love, he is a wonderful father, he has a HUGE heart, he is humble and forgiving. I've said it before but I married the best person I know. And it feel so good to be able to say that this many years later. This many kids later! (These kids can make us a wee bit crazy at times but we wouldn't have it any other way:) I love him so so so so much. Imagining life without him honestly totally freaks me out! I couldn't have picked a better person to travel through this life(and eternity!) with. Happy 15 years Joey! I'm grateful for your love and companionship each day. You are everything to me.