***I apologize in advance for the heavy pics, I couldn't pick just a few and remember no judging of hair or outfits it has been a decade afterall :) - and I might ramble...but it will be worth it....read to the end :)
honeymoon....we look like babies :)
11 years ago tomorrow (corey's birthday) Corey and I met in Atlanta. It was a whirlwind romance knowing from the very beginning that this relationship was different. This one was "it." We got married one year later (today, the day before Corey's birthday). Hard to believe that was 10 years ago. We eloped to Asheville, NC which later would become our home for 4 years. After that chapter we would settle in Chattanooga and feel blessed that we have truly found our home. We have had quite the last decade. I am so proud of how strong Corey and I have become throughout our marriage. We have had deaths of family and best friends, loss of (several) adoptions, a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, surgeries, lost jobs, 3 moves, nursing school, but through it all we remember WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and have come out on the other side more in love and stronger than ever. I look around this crazy world and see so many relationships that don't make it....we are one of the lucky ones. I look forward to the next many decades with my best friend. I don't know what I did to deserve you, but Corey I thank you for loving me unconditionally - I couldn't have gone on this last 10 year journey without you. All my love....forever and ever.
*don't forget to read all the way to the end
and one last little announcement for our 10th Anniversary:
That's right last week we were OFFICIALLY accepted to adopt from Ethiopia. You can find out more details here. This will be a long journey, and it may be too early to tell our friends but honestly we need ALL the support we can get. We love you and so thankful for each of you for being a part of our world. And to my blog readers out there - thanks for reading :) My business started almost 5 years ago as an adoption fundraiser and now we pray that we will get to bring our "ivey" home.