Since we arrived back at Candle Lake 4 weeks ago, life has been a whirlwind of activity. Time is flying by much too fast, and I'm desperately trying to hang on to these last few weeks and enjoy my friends and family before it's time to head back to the "real world." (Wait a minute...isn't that crazy that a tropical island has become "the real world"?) Wow. Mind is blown. Haha.
|My beautiful Baba at the Anniversary party|
11 years ago today, Evan vowed to love, honour, and cherish me through good times and bad, in sickness and health and in all circumstances of our life together. In that moment in time, under the hot August sun with the waves lapping on shore, life seemed perfect. We were in love, repeating our vows in front of our friends and family, and embarking on an amazing adventure together. The future was bright! It has been an amazing journey and I can't imagine traveling through life with anyone other than Evan. But…sometimes you have no control over the circumstances of your life together. In 11 years there has been success, failure, heartache, celebration, sadness, anger, happiness, sickness, health, victory, and defeat. There have been days where we didn't particularly like each other, days when we've struggled to communicate, days where we have been filled with sadness, and days where we've been exasperated with our situation. Despite the struggles, in 11 years, I have always felt loved, honoured, and cherished by my husband. Always. It's easy to love each other when we're sipping wine on a white sand Caribbean beach. It's easy to honour each other when we're celebrating professional successes. It's easy to cherish each other when we're snuggled in by the campfire on a beautiful Saskatchewan summer night. Thankfully, Evan continues to love, honour, and cherish me when I require his help to climb the stairs, when I am crying and overwhelmed in the Doctor's office, and when I am throwing my knee brace in frustration (yep. It happened). Evan loves me when I'm awesome…and Evan loves me when I'm, well…not so awesome. I'm just beginning to realize the power of those vows that we took 11 years ago and we can only aspire to reach a 70 year milestone like my Baba and Gido.
Cheers to my Baba and Gido - Congratulations! It must be an amazing feeling to look around the room at your 70th anniversary party and realize that the two of you created all of this! There is so much love surrounding you! What an accomplishment. I love you both so very much!
Cheers to my Evan. We've created such a wonderful life together! Remember when we were 17 years old and we aspired to one day live in a place with palm trees? Haha. We did it! I'm so thankful that we found each other 21 years ago in grade 12 Social Studies class. Thanks for being my best buddy. I love you with all of my heart!
|Ev is hilarious! Still making me laugh 11 years later|
|Ev carried me on our wedding day, even with 2 good knees!|
|My Baba and Gido - Happy 70th Anniversary!|
PS: Good Morning Lisa Wallin ;)