1st year dating anniversary

05 Sep

First and foremost, I want to start off with an apology. Thank you for showing me not only how much you love me, but also how much you appreciate me every single day, from the moment I wake up to the moment I close my eyes.

I am sorry for my faults, my shortcomings and for my insecurities. Thank you for always believing in me, even when I don’t believe in myself.

The year has been exciting, emotional, challenging, frustrating, enchanting, surprising, and about 45 other adjectives that range from great to gosh-awful. And it has been one of the greatest learning experiences of my life. Don’t put your phone on the table while you’re eating.

During our anniversary dinner, I asked Jeremiah what a few things were that he learned throughout the year. Don’t answer every call and text that comes in while you’re together.

"It is as if you two have been dating for years and years," they’d say.

Even strangers would approach us and exclaim how glorious of a couple we make, and hearing that would fill me with such a sense of pride.

No cheating, no “breaks”, not even too many silent treatments. From the first date, when I walked up in a navy shirt and black shorts, the look on her face said enough. Sure, some guys are able to blend the colors and pull it off in the magazines. It can be as simple as opening the car door, or spending time with her family when she’s gone, or not farting in her car. Making yourself vulnerable makes you so much stronger in her eyes.

It was an act of old-fashioned romance that I had always dreamed of, but never was lucky enough to experience.

Therefore, since it is our one-year anniversary, I would like to end our first year together with that same act of old-fashioned romance.

The time flies when you are in a healthy, fun partnership. His answers were so random and awesome and honest, I had to share. It’s not okay, and it can’t be passed as fashion sense. No matter how close those shades are, she will notice. Worshipping together draws you out of the relationship valleys and sets both of your feet on solid ground. Calling on the King and learning how to make Him the center of your focus is, and will always be, the most important thing in any relationship.

And it doesn’t hurt that Jeremiah makes himself very easy to love. No matter how badly you want to post pictures on Facebook of the flowers he got you, or tweet about the restaurant he brought you to, or instagram a picture of you riding piggy-back, or text your friend about how he’s your soulmate…don’t. If you want him to make you feel special, then start by making him feel special and giving him your undivided time and attention.