In five years, I've changed from the woman who said, "I do" on that beautiful June day. I remember on our honeymoon, talking about going back on our five year anniversary. The musings of a young 20-something with no children.
Today, instead, we're going to Chicago for sushi. Nothing big, but somehow perfect. We've never had a wedding anniversary where I haven't been pregnant or nursing (hey, it's been a busy five years), so we've never really been able to get away. But that's okay. We've been working on building a family, based on the vows we took five years ago.
We used to slow dance in the kitchen. Now we dance fast, with two children. We used to surprise each other with little treats. Now we come back from the store with coloring books or bouncy balls. We used to see new movies in the theatre. Now we wait until they hit Netflix. We used to go out for sushi every Friday night. Now we look for restaurants with crayons and outdoor seating. We used to sleep in Saturday mornings. Now we're woken up early and head to the park or the farmer's market.
Life has changed so much, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Today I gave Shane a card that said, "Grow old with me. The best is yet to be." With all the best we've already received, I can't help but believe that the card is true.