As I sit here in bed at 2am on our 3 year anniversary, I find it hard to sleep. There have been plenty of nights lately where I am asleep before my head hits the pillow. It seems for all the world like tonight should be one of those nights. We just shot 3 weddings in 3 days. We worked over 50 hours in those 3 days. We took over 14,000 images between the two of us. And now all of those images are safely backed up and ready for us to hit the ground running again tomorrow…well, actually…today. How could I not be able to sleep after all of that?
My first guess was that my feet are hurting so much from all of the work they did in the last 3 days. They feel like they have been run over by a large truck and then it’s as if the truck immediately went in reverse and ran them over again. I’m not sure I will walk again for a week.
But I don’t think that’s it. I think my mind is just flooded with 3 years of memories with you. They just keep coming back one after another. As I think over the last 3 days and I think about our 3 amazing couples who are now enjoying their honeymoons together, I remember ours like it was yesterday. I remember exploring the side streets of Naples and wondering if we might get murdered if we took another step down that alley. I remember midnight ice cream runs on the cruise ship between episodes of 24.
But most of all I remember you. I remember your blue eyes and blonde hair. I remember your smile and the amazing way you have of working with our couples. As I watch you sleep next to me I can only be grateful for the 3 years I have had with you. Working side by side with you every day has presented its fair share of challenges, but we have faced them one by one. As we always say, “One day at a time.”
All I can say is that I’m thankful. I can’t imagine life with anyone else. And as I close the computer tonight and we close this year of our marriage I just want to add one word to our so often repeated phrase. Maybe this year it should sound like this, “One day at a time, together.”