16 years ago jarod and i began our journey together.
i had warned him that the next guy i dated i planned on marrying.
thankfully, he didn’t take me too seriously.
but at 18 i was as serious as a heart attack.
oh, young love.
this year as we sat on the couch together i remarked how different our lives look compared to that first date 16 years ago.
no sparkle eye-shadow.
no friends to celebrate with.
too tired to pluck myself from the couch.
and yet, on new year’s eve i found myself content, full of joy and thankful.
oh, so very thankful.