Today is Jared and I’s 10 year anniversary. That just sounds wrong. How could it be? It feels like it’s gone so fast, yet our wedding day seems like such a long time ago. We seem like two totally different people then the people I see in these photos. Not a good different or a bad different, just different, older and hopefully more mature. Ha. As I was scrolling through my wedding pictures that I hadn’t seen in quite awhile, tears flooded down my face both happy and sad. It was such a surprising reaction, but as I scrolled through the images I saw so many things. I saw so many smiles and laughter, that innocent smile and laughter like “we had no idea what we were doing and what marriage was, but let’s do this” kind of smile. I saw friendships, some that have faded naturally with time and distance and some that will never change. I saw people who at that point, I never knew the role they’d play in my life. People who have supported us these past ten years, people who brought us food while we were in the NICU, people who have prayed for us constantly during the loss of Jared’s colleagues and friends. People who have lifted us up in prayer for so many changes that have happened in the past ten years. People who we “knew” then, but that we do life with now and have such a deeper relationship with. People who are gone. And that hurts. Grandparents that have passed away and I type this tears stream down my face missing them. People who have aged and boy, have we aged. I mean really…. at this point, I would have never guessed little Sethers would be married and living above my studio with his new bride. Ten years is such a long time, but also so so short. There are things that absolutely have not changed a bit. Yes, that’s us playing dutch blitz on the morning of my wedding. I think I just played last weekend with my high school group. Brett & Jared still have a bit of a bromance going on. And I still the guy I married even more then this day pictured. I could go on and on and get more sappy, but I think you get the point.
So here’s to ten years, babe, and bring on ten more. And while marriage hasn’t always been easy and life has thrown some curve balls, there’s no one else I’d rather ride this rollercoaster with. And you know me, I hate rollercoasters. <3
And enjoy some images from that day 10 years ago. It was an icy, freezing day. Layers of ice covered the streets and we were even unsure if we could make it to the church it was so bad. But we did, and here we are. Enjoy!
Photography: Reichman Photography