It's 12:05AM.  December 21, 2012.  12/21/12.  Apparently the world is supposed to end today.  I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feel about that.  I do know that as I sit here by the fireplace working on this post, Beth is sitting next to me working on a Christmas present for the girls, and I am reminded that I am the most blessed man on earth.  

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Today, we celebrate our 5 year anniversary.  It's almost hard to believe all that's happened in the last 5 years.  We started down a journey unlike anything we had the capacity to imagine. Together we have spent 5 years celebrating each other, comforting each other, helping each other, honoring each other, forgiving each other, learning about each other, and loving each other.

We've had 3 little people join us, as we've become a family over the last 5 years.  We bought a new house, an old van, and a lot of diapers.  We've become the kind of people who equally love to travel the world together, as well as stay at home and sit in front of the fire.

I don't know how it's even possible that 5 years can seem like a blink of the eye, and yet I can't even wrap my mind around everything that's happened.  In fact, there's really only one thing I know for sure - being married to my very best friend has made me more blessed than I can ever imagine.

I guess if the world does end today, it will end with me loving you more today than I ever have before.  Of course, I'm rooting for 5 more years.  And then 5 more after that, and 50 more after that.  


I love you Beth :)