Dear Me, Dec. 31, 2012
Happy 3 years to you & Scott! Wait; does the dating anniversary even count anymore? This was such a huge year for you. It started out being so exciting, with the wedding coming up. Such amazing things were happening. You were so excited for 2012.
Things got a little crazy with the wedding planning & student teaching at the same time (what on earth were you thinking you crazy person??), but Scott was there every step of the way, as were your two best friends and your parents. You are truly blessed with an amazing support group.
Things got tough financially because of having to work part time while you were student teaching, but you stuck it out, and things got better. Now you know what it’s like to be dead broke. Like, ramen noodles every night broke.
The month of April brought some pretty amazing things for you. Your in-laws threw you a Bridal Shower, and it was a great time! May brought even more good times for you, as things were narrowing down to the big wedding day!
May brought college graduation. That was 6 years in the making. Two bachelor’s degrees are now under your belt. Proud doesn’t even begin to describe. Well done.
June was just amazing. You had one heck of a bachelorette party (if you even remember it!) and you had the most beautiful wedding. It was a perfect, warm & sunny day. Blue skies, and a nice cool breeze. It was 88 degrees outside. Not one drop of rain fell. Your secret surprise getaway car plan for Scott worked out well. He was brought to tears seeing the old car. (You done good, girlfriend!)
June 16, 2012. What an incredible day. One that you won’t soon forget. The ceremony was beautiful, the reception was so much fun. The guests were amazing. The wedding party was the best of the best. All your hard work & planning paid off.
The honeymoon was even more fantastic. It never rained once. It was REALLY hot, and the AC in your hotel room stopped working, so you left a day early – but it was still an awesome week on the beach. I know you wish time could have stopped that week.
The summer was a blur. Summers always go by too quick. You didn’t really do much of anything though. You worked a lot. This was a good thing though… you needed to pick yourself up out of that financial hole that student teaching put you in!
The fall also flew by. But you re-connected with an old friend, and started up this cute little blog too. Now you have 2 new amazing friends and an awesome blog. Double yay.
The winter brought a horrible tragedy. You were devastated, but grateful at the same time that nobody was hurt in your family. This tragedy left you feeling empty, but it also opened your eyes to all the good that is in the world. Not all of the world is bad, you know.
Only in darkness, can you see the stars.
The end of the year brought good news for both you & Scott. You are so excited to blog about it and I know it’s hard for you to wait. But, it’s important to wait until the time is right.
All in all, this was an interesting year. It was a year of happiness, lots of love, pure joy, overwhelming sadness, and a lot of learning. You still have more to learn, and more experiences to play out.
Keep learning, Keep loving, Keep laughing. Keep, living.