Six years

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Eric and I have been together for six years this year! We don’t have an “official” anniversary date, but it’s sometime around May or June. It’s so crazy to think about being together for so long. I know it’s not 30 years or anything, but it’s a substantial amount of time to commit to another person. It’s the longest relationship I’ve ever been in. It some ways it feels like it’s flown by and in other ways it feels like we’ve been together forever.

It by no means has been easy the whole time. There have been lows and highs that come in seasons. There’s been lots of learning, compromise and forgiveness. We’ve seen each other through births, deaths, celebrations and sadness.

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I’ve been with him for most of my twenties. I was about to turn 22 when we first started dating and I’ll turn 28 in August. To look back on all of the changes that have happened and all of the plans that changed and adapted as we have been on this journey together is really amazing.

Our love for each other is something that seems almost involuntary. I can’t imagine him not being by my side. He’s my best friend. The person who accepts me the way I am, even when I’m being difficult. He knows how to calm me when I’m freaking out. He makes me dinner, rubs my feet, watches my girly TV shows and is always my biggest cheerleader. Sometimes it’s like he even knows me better than I know myself. He can tell what I’m thinking just by the look on my face.

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It’s easy to take relationships for granted when you are dealing with the mundane day to day life, but when you really think about how this one person loves you and wants to be with you forever out of everyone else in the world it’s a pretty special thing. I can’t wait to get married and celebrate many, many more anniversaries together.

“I love you much
most beautiful darling
more than anyone on the earth
and I like you better
than everything in the sky.”
― E.E. Cummings

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