On Tuesday, Jay and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. It was well timed, with him coming home from tour the day before. We spent the evening sipping champagne, exchanging gifts, walking the dog, eating at our favorite restaurant and reminiscing over the last year. For those who have read the blog from the start, you know it wasn’t the easiest year. I hope that what you did get from reading My Life as a Band Wife, though, is that when you’re with the person you truly love, the hard times and the distance only make you a stronger team. I couldn’t imagine sharing my life with anyone else.
Here are a few of the photos from our wedding, courtesy of Zac Wolf.
I’m proud of the life that Jay and I have started building together. I’m proud of all of the things we have accomplished individually and the way we support eachother’s dreams and goals. Not everyone has the opportunity to marry the person that is really right for them and I consider myself lucky every single day - even when his time on the road makes time seem slow and unbearable.
This life isn’t for everyone and I’ve watched several relationships grow tense or crumble under this particular brand of pressure. What brought Jay and I together was something unquantifiable, and it is the same thing that keeps us together. For us, marriage wasn’t a fix, a thing to keep us sane through the trials and tribulations of the months apart. It was the promise to one another that we would continue to love and be dedicated, faithful, to one another throughout the rest of our days on this earth. A promise to maintain the loving, respectful relationship we had when we were dating.
It’s the best promise I have ever made, to the best man I have ever met. I wish this kind of love for each and every one of you.
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