Friday, August 5, 2011

1 years ago...

I cannot believe its been a whole year... yet I cannot believe its only been a year if that makes sense?? I don't mean that in a bad way, I just can't even imagine what life was like before all this. Before I had my own house to play with and pritty up, before I was a nurse, before I had a big ol fat belly (which has only been a couple months), and before I married the hands down most fantastic person I've ever met. 

The last year has been the perfect start to the rest of my life. At work I see a lot of elderly and there spouses, one couple in particular just yesterday. They had been married for 56 years and still held hands for nearly my whole 12 hour shift and kissed as often as possible. They were both so pleasantly confused (both had early alzheimers), but it was so evident the one thing that made sense to them and that was each other. She helped him to the bathroom in just his little whitie tighties and tom cruise type socks (I nearly died they were so cute) and helped him with absolutely everything. Even would jump in and help in the middle of  his dressing changes I was doing on his incision that we usually prefer to stay as clean and sterile as possible, but I let her do just cause she wanted to help. I was so in love with them and I thought about Jacob and I, 56 years from now, and how there's no doubt in my mind that I will just continue to fall in love with him more and more everyday until then. Its amazing how much someone really can complete your life after you take that step with them (as cliche as that sounds). Its like I never can imagine anything but this anymore, just pure happiness. I never want to go back, if anything I want to start over again from August 6th, 2010 and just relive the greatest year of my life. 

I remember another elderly man I had as a patient just a few weeks ago. He was in his 90's and was also pleasantly confused. He didn't have anyone there with him though, I received frequent calls from his working daughter that he lived with, but I figured he had a spouse who must have passed I asked. He responded and said with more clarity than anything else he said to me all day..."I was married for 65 years to the most beautiful woman in the world". I responded and said, "I love that..." and he responded with "I loved her". She passed away from cancer 3 years ago and he wanted to join her. 

So in celebration of our first anniversary...we promised each other no gifts (saving up for the little one you know). But I told him all I want is to go back to the place where we started. The hotel we stayed at in Scottsdale a year ago, and order pizza (just like we did) and just start again. I feel so blessed that I crossed paths with Jacob at that random single adult party where I was cringing the whole time cause I LOATHED those things...and this handsome blue eye'd blond hair boy in a red shirt and red hat walked in and said hi to my little sister Kelly and I told her "I must meet that man". I know if it wasn't there it would have been somewhere else. I never thought I'd be almost 6 months pregnant on our 1 year anniversary, I guess thats what happens when your unexpectedly expecting. Here's some pics of when in all started...sorry for the cheesiness. 


  1. Oh my heck. I LOVE LOVE this! I got chills multiple times and maybe even got teary eyed (no judging)! I think your whole idea of just going back to where it started is beyond perfect! That is a perfect way to explain a first year of marriage (ps I still can't believe it's been a year for you guys). Nothing makes me happier than seeing how happy Jacob makes you and what a great marriage you two have. You two are a great example for marriage to us. Just seeing you two together you can clearly aee the love and dedication you two have for each other. We love you dearly! We wish you 100 more years of falling in love with each other. Mr. Luke is so blessed to have you two as parents!

  2. Love this post! Not cheesy, just adorable! I'm so happy you found the perfect man for you. I remember when you two were dating, I could tell it was right. I love that he makes you so happy, and I'm sure you make him so happy! One year already, and you're having a BABY! So fun... Ah, life is so great, right?!

  3. you two are precious. my eyes are watering.

    happy one year, pretty.

  4. So grateful you are part of our family & that my boy has such an awesome girl. Love you!

  5. This is so sweet. I too get the chance to chat with elderly people at work all the time and I love to ask them what the secret to marriage is. They all have unique answers and great advice. A few of their stories have brought me to tears. I posted about this awhile back, I love love. : )

    Happy Anniversary!