Monday, June 13, 2011

A Whole Lot of Firsts

Life is full of 'firsts.' There are first steps, first days of school, first broken bone, first crush, first car, first broken heart, first day of work. Each 'first' has its own significance and its own special place in your memory bank.

When you meet the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with, the firsts add up quickly. Your first conversation, first date, first kiss, first I love you, first trip, engagement ring first significant piece of jewelry, first day being engaged, first day being married, first dance, first house. Each first is so much better than the next that it is impossible to imagine how anything could ever be better. And yet, it is.

Today marks another first. Josh and I are celebrating our first anniversary. I am still blown away at how quickly 1 year has gone by. I also can't believe that 1 year ago today we were surrounded by family and friends signing our ketubah and dancing the night away. It truly is remarkable.

And, it isn't the only first we are celebrating this month. One year ago June we bought our house. I am even more stunned that we have been homeowners for a year than that we have been married for a year. 1 year. Wow.

Our love story with our house is similar to our love story. It was love at first sight. Cheesy I know, but the first time we walked through the doors of our now house Josh and I fell in love. It was cute, the perfect size, and it instantly felt homey. We loved the kitchen and pantry, the amount of space in the living and dining room, and the fact that it had the perfect number of bedrooms and bathrooms. We also loved the basement, backyard, and porch. It was, and still is, the perfect first house.

My love story with Josh is well documented on the blog. For us, like with the house, it was fast and furious. We met, fell in love, got engaged, and then married in less than 2 years. That is just the kind of people we are. We hate to waste time when something is right. As we see it, we may have rushed through the beginning, but now we have the rest of our lives to enjoy one another and the life we have created together.

As this year of firsts comes to a close I am happily reminiscing about our wedding day and the day we bought our house. Both were filled with a few nerves and a lot of excitement. On both days we knew we were making decisions that would forever change our lives for the better and could not imagine being happier than we were at the very moment. And yet, as the last year has gone on, we have found happiness in so many places. Setting up our house, making and enjoying meals with friends, celebrating even more milestones with family, going to concerts, having quiet nights at home. These are the things that I rememeber, that remind me every day of what a perfect choice I made one year ago today.

1 comment:

  1. Wishing you both years and years of happy anniversaries to follow! The years fly by when they are full of fun and love like you two have with one another.