Thursday, June 2, 2016

Time Flies ...

Do couples still celebrate their dating anniversary once they've gotten married? 

I ask because we don't really celebrate our dating anniversary anymore ... But I still like to acknowledge it. It's another year together, after all. And, if someone were to ask me how long I've been with Eric, I would obviously include the years we were together before we got married. 

I bring this up today because June 2nd happens to be the day we made things "official" ... Nine years ago.

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I look at old pictures (like the one above) and find it hard to believe that so much time has passed. 

When we met in 2007, I had no idea if things would work out between us. I'd done the long distance thing before, but we lived over 1,000 miles apart ... It wasn't like we could just drive a couple of hours to spend weekends together. 

Back in 2007, I had no idea I'd eventually pack everything up and move to Omaha to be with him. And I definitely didn't realize that I had just met my future husband!
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Even in the beginning, though, I knew there was something special about him. The more we got to know each other and the more time we spent together, the more I realized the only visions I had of my future included him.

So, in honor of the last nine years together, I'll share part of one of my old entries about Eric in my LiveJournal. (Did anyone else have one of these, or am I just really old?) 

I wrote this the day he flew back home after visiting me for a week. We'd just taken our first trip together as an official couple, and I felt really good about our relationship. (After all, if you can survive an 8 hour road trip with your significant other, you can survive anything!)

Overall, this was one of the best times of my life. I feel so carefree and special and happy around him. Life seems magical ... Like anything is possible. That may sound silly, but I don't care. He's the greatest man I've ever known, and I really hope that all of the things we've talked about doing together (traveling the world together, living together, getting married, etc.) happen one day.

If I could go back in time and tell the two people in the picture below one thing, it would be this: the things you both want to experience together will happen.

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Linking up with Kristen and Gretchen today.

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9 comments:

  1. Happy nine years dating! It will be nine years for us too in September! I didn't have a LiveJournal, but I did have a Xanga! Haha. :)

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  2. Happy nine years!

    My boyfriend and I have been together 12 years! If we ever get married I'll definitely count how long we've been together from when we started dating... unless someone specifically asks how long we've been MARRIED.

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  3. This is really cute! We've been married for three years and still acknowledge/celebrate the dating anniversary (Oct. 21st, 2007)! Happy Dating-versary!!

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  4. My husband and I will celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary in July. Over the Memorial Day weekend, I'm pretty sure on the 30th, was the 14th anniversary of our first date or at least I *think* it was the 30th. Funny thing is, neither R or I ever remember it on the day; we usually remember it a day or two afterwards. We always jokingly say that we should go back to the scene of the crime, where we had our first date, on that date, but we never have. LOL!

    Happy Being Together Anniversary to you!

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  5. awwwwww <3
    KC and I don't celebrate anniversaries.. oops. we acknowledge them, and sometimes high five or fist bump, but that's about it. the dating one is a special one to me, it's really when we met not really dating, but still. isn't it so weird to look back and think that when you met each other you had no idea you'd just met your future husband? crazy. happy anniversary!

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  6. This is so sweet! My husband and I started dating AND got married on Memorial Weekend, so it's a double celebration - 8 years dating and 5 years married this year.

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  7. Aw, I love the paragraph you wrote after you first met him.

    We don't have a dating anniversary, just a month (September) when it was like okay, we're a thing. That was 14 years ago this year. LOL

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  8. I just got married and I was wondering too! We aren't really big about celebrating our anniversary now though so we'll probably just forget it haha. Thanks for linking up with us!

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  9. we acknowledge it but don't celebrate it. btw, our dating anniversary is may 24, 1999 LOL

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