I can’t believe that at this time two years ago, I was probably in my wedding dress, taking pictures and eating chicken mcnuggets (I was hungry and we were in Louisburg… not a lot of options.) It’s not quite as hot as it was on our wedding day, which is hard to believe considering how hot it is right now. We celebrated in a lovely 100-degrees.
Looking back, I can’t believe it’s already been that long since Jarrod and I became a family. We’ve been together for over six years now and I honestly have no idea what I did for the previous 20. One thing I do know, when I think about how in love I was on July 24, 2010, I am so much further in today.
It has been a great two years. We travelled to Jamaica for our honeymoon. We’ve settle into our home. We’ve both started new jobs (where we’re not working opposite shifts like we were when we first got married.) And we’ve gotten to know each other even better.
But it has also been a difficult couple of years. I spent a good part of the time dealing with illness. I remember thinking on my wedding day that my worst fear was that I’d be standing at the altar and suddenly need to go to the bathroom. Praise God that did not happen and I made it through the whole day feeling pretty great. I’ve hit pretty close to rock bottom health-wise and had to come to terms with having my colon removed. Now I’ve been through the surgery and come out stronger on the other side. But the months and weeks leading up to that were pretty scary. And Jarrod stuck with me every moment of the way. I had times where I almost felt like giving up, but he gave me the love and strength that I needed to keep going.
I don’t know many people who could’ve made it through all of that in the way that he did. He’s such an amazing foundation for me. I can tend to get a little worked up and worried, but he always brings me back to earth and helps alleviate my fears. I hope I am there for him as much as he’s been there for me.
I’m not sure if I believe in soul mates, but if I did, he would definitely be mine. I feel there are very few people in the world who “get” me. That’s not saying that I don’t have good relationships with others, but Jarrod is truly one of the few who understands every part of me… what gets me going, my sense of humor, what I want out of life.
Of course we’ve had our ups and downs, but there’s no one in the world I’d rather go through all of it than with him. I’m blessed to be married to such an amazing man and proud to be called Mrs. Hughes.