Five Years

“So tonight I’ll ask the stars above,
How did I ever win your love?
What did I do? What did I say,
To turn your angel eyes my way?”
                            – Jeff Healy Band

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Today marks five years since we took this stroll down the aisle as husband and wife. Five! It seems like just yesterday that we were a couple of teenagers driving around in your car because there was nothing else to do, and now look at us – kids! Dogs! Houses! While we grew up together we’ve also grown together. We strengthen each other weaknesses and make the other one a better person.

There really aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe how lucky I feel to be married to the most incredible man in my life. All I can say is that the past five years have been the most rewarding ones that we’ve spent together, and I cannot wait to see what the future brings to us.

I love you, my dear. Happy 5th Anniversary!!

Four years

It’s amazing to think that four years have passed since Kyle and I tied the knot! We’ve grown and learned so much all the years we’ve been together. There’s been a bit of this:

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We’ve been through a lot during our fourth year of marriage, from family members passing to miscarriages to the “usual” marital spats about petty things, but we’ve always managed to pull through. The good days outnumber the bad, and for that I am truly grateful. We’ve been able to laugh and be in love with each other and our growing little family.

I love the fact that I can honestly say that I married my best friend. He’s my voice of reason, my rock, my person. It’s safe to say that I’d be a little more than lost if I didn’t have him in my life. As cheesy as it sounds, Kyle completes me, and I like to think I do the same for him. If anything, he’s my calculator and I’m his spell-check.

Happy Anniversary, my love, and here’s to many, many more <3

Journal Day

Today I’m linking up with Danielle at Sometimes Sweet for Journal Day. This week’s prompt is heartfelt and fun:

Do you believe in the idea of a soulmate? Do you think there is one person for everyone- and do you think that no matter what, if you’re “supposed” to meet that person you will?

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before on the blog, but I really do believe that there is someone for everyone in the universe. I think that your soulmate doesn’t even have to be the person you fall in love with, that it can even be your best friend. (Cue Grey’s Anatomy reference: “She’s my person.”) Your soulmate is the person you can tell anything to and no matter what, they love and accept you regardless.

Your soulmate doesn’t have to always agree with you, or enjoy the same things that you do  — you don’t have to like the same bands, wear the same brands, or drive the same car. Souls are deeper than the material things in life, and I’ve learned this is true being with who I think is my own soulmate.

Kyle and I disagree on a lot of things: What kind of house we should live in (he likes older, character homes, I sway way towards new construction & modern looks), what kind of vehicles to buy (what I like, he thinks looks like a bathtub on wheels; what he likes, I think looks like an old geezer’s truck). But, despite all of our differences on random, almost trivial things, we still manage to love each other to the moon and back. Quite often, our thoughts are the same; one of us will say something that the other is thinking. We’re so comfortable being who we truly are with one another; there’s no faking, no pretending, no hiding.

With all this being said, I don’t think one should go through life just waiting for their soulmate to be the one they are supposed to fall in love with and marry, because like I said earlier, that person may not be who you marry but your other best friend. (Yes, they say that your spouse is your best friend, but I’ll throw another Grey’s reference in and just ask you, do you REALLY think McDreamy is Meredith’s best friend? Do you? Didn’t think so. Cristina FTW!) Should you go through life disregarding every other person who wants to become close with you just because you don’t “click” right away? Absolutely not. I don’t think your soulmate will come up to you, smack you in the face and shout, “HERE I AM!” (It certainly didn’t happen that way for me). Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper into something before you find what you’re looking for.

So there you have it – my thoughts on soulmates. Now you tell me – Do you believe that there’s one person for everyone in the universe?