Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Happy Anniverisary

Eight years ago today the sun was shining, and we were well into an Indian summer heat wave with temps in the mid 70s. By this time, the hair and makeup were done; the dress and tuxes were on; the flowers placed; the guests had arrived; the "I dos" said.

The "I dos" said. Wow! Can it really be eight years ago. By this time of the day, we were Mr. and Mrs .Kevin Kramer. After 6 years of being together, we had done it.

And we did it in style. 250 guests! Balloon arches! DJs! Videographers! Cake fountains! Drinks, food, music!

But does all that really matter now? Now eight years later with the house payments, long work days, crying baby, stressful lives. No.

It's fun to look back and remember the excitement of the preparation and the buying of the dress, checking out halls, and going to Pre-Cana. It's wonderful to think about the family who were there that aren't with us anymore; to share stories of showers and parties with new friends; to recall memories of those first days together as a new family.

But really it's about today and the tomorrows we have, that we have picked each other to hold onto through the tough times; that we have each other to support; that we have each other to care for; that we have each other to love. Today! That is what is important.

Celebrating the anniversary of the start of this new family is wonderful, but it reminds me that I shouldn't just remember those things once a year; I should celebrate this anniversary every day because together we got through life. Together! Everyday!

I love you, Kevin!


11 comments:

Julie Madera said...

Awww...that was beautiful! Once again...reading between the tears! It's hard to think that we were all doing that 8 years ago, but what's really awesome is that you guys have been together for 14 years!!! The memories I have of the two of you dating (I know you know what I'm talking about Kevin-it's not like we were the best of friends)! Who would have thought that we would end up being as close as we all are!
Happy 8th Anniversary to one of the greatest couples and people I know. I love you both very much and couldn't imagine my life without you both in it!
Have a great year!

The Kramer's said...

Happy Anniversary Kevin and Jennifer!!

Mary Gaylord said...

Your loving heartfelt post brought tears to my eyes also. Can't believe your beautiful wedding was 8 years ago. So much has happened and changed since then, but it seems like yesterday that the two of you started dating back in high school. Time does go by so quickly!!-(sound familiar?!) Look at you now - proud parents of such a sweet and adorable little girl (who's growing up way too fast!) and you are surrounded by many friends and family that love you all so much. Who could ask for anything more?!! You are truly blessed.
Happy Anniversary today and many more to come!

Love you,
Mom and Dad

Kris and Mindy said...

Awww..that was SO sweet!!! Happy Anniversary you two!
Hugs

Anonymous said...

Yes . . . it was a beautiful wedding and a beautiful day! But more impotantly you have beautiful marriage and a wonderful little daughter to go with it. Life brings its struggles and joys everyday -- what matters is the commitment you have to each other to enjoy those highs and be there to pull each other back up "one more time" during those lows.
Happy 8th Anniversary Jennifer & Kevin!
We Love You So Much!
Mom & Dad K.

Krissy said...

Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it's been 8 years!! Miss you guys!

Laura said...

What a wonderful post... Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad we were able to be a part of your special day.

Kristy LaVella said...

Happy Anniversary... time sure goes by fast:)

The Mr HaynesHeads said...

Happy Happy day to you both---manay more to follow, I'm sure...

One of the HaynesHeads said...

many more:)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! -Love Mike & Terri