12.freakin.years.people!

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Our 2nd picture ever, first picture as a couple

Last Friday Charlie and I reached 12 years of being together. I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by. We shared so many memories together, made so many wonderful friends, even shed many tears together.

My friends always ask me about our relationship and how we make it work, especially considering we’re around each other A LOT. Quite honestly, I don’t really have the specific formula. All I know is he shows me a tremendous amount of grace and I try my best to do the same.

When we got together, the timing wasn’t necessarily right. The stars didn’t align or anything. That story will be for another day. Relationships take a lot of hard work and ours was no different. Let me explain. We didn’t have any “growing up to do” because we grew and matured individually while our relationship grew and matured. We didn’t “need our space” because we respected each others’ boundaries and found the balance of being around each other and being ourselves. We didn’t “drive each other crazy” because we communicated when we had issues, even when it was hard to talk to each other or see the other person’s point of view. We didn’t “wish the other would do this and that” because we didn’t put expectations on each other. We were just in love and we wanted to be the best version of ourselves for the other.

Charlie,

I didn’t think it was possible that I could love you more every day after 12 years, but here we are. When I look at you I see this wonderful man, my husband, and I am so enamored by you. 4 dance teams, a home, a wedding, multiple businesses, and countless dreams later here we are. You are my rock, my heart, my motivation, and my everything. I thank God for such an amazing friend and such an amazing love. Thank you for all that you do for me, I hope you know it never goes unnoticed. I strive every day to make you happy and to be the absolute best wife I can be.

With everything I am,

Kissa <3

 

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