Do you ever get so excited on Christmas Eve that it is difficult to sleep? Last night was one of those nights for me. I was so excited for my kids to wake up and see their Valentine's Day gifts. Our family is obsessed with Charlie Brown, so I got them the Charlie Brown Valentine. They are my M & M's (Maddie and Macaiden), so I had to get them M&M's. They are my Life Savor's...so I had to get them some Life Savor Candy. This morning we made cinnamon rolls and surprised them with their Valentine Gifts.
My kids are my everything. With that said, my kids would not be here today without my husband. I could not go another night without posting something about the man who has changed my life. Last year, Justin and I went to the Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT (one of my favorite places in the world), and with all of the dates we have been on this is one that sticks out. We had fun. Not just any fun. We were able to hang out and have fun with one another.
Justin and I have known each other since we were four years old. Yes, some of you are thinking, how is that possible? However, marrying your best friend has been the best gift ever. Justin and I met when our parent's became friends in 1989. My family moved to Miami, Florida in 1994. However, our families stayed in touch. We went on summer vacations together, and made our yearly visits. I chased Justin the whole time.
I went to Florida State University and Justin went to the University of Florida. Let's just say...I was in Gainesville more than I was in Tallahassee. And...my Maddie was made and born.
With all of that said...Justin and I were "forced" to grow up very quickly. I was all of a sudden an 20 year old. A wife, and a mom....all in the same time raising, cooking, cleaning, and helping my new husband finish his degree and keep a job at the same time. Did I know what love was...no...I know that sounds bad. I did not know what love was. Maddie changed my life...however...I thought I had married the love of my life. I did not.
My relationship today with my husband is nothing I can explain. Yes, we were young and immature. We have made so many mistakes and with how quickly time has flown the mistakes have grown...however...I can honestly say that with the talks, tears, smiles, and laughs, Justin and I are different people than were almost 10 years ago. We are different people than we were 5 years ago. I know now I married the love of my life.
Time changes you. I do not know if that is what makes you a stronger person or grows one's relationship, but I feel my love for my husband is different than it was yesterday or even a year ago.
Justin has given me a repurpose. Our song has always been Ben Fold's, The Luckiest and now it means more. "I don't get many things right the first time, in fact I am told that a lot, now I know all the wrong turns and stumbles and falls brought me here. Now it was right before the day that I first saw your lovely face, now that I see it everyday...and I know...that I AM, I AM, I AM the luckiest." Justin, I am the luckiest. I love you and YOU have repurposed my life.
My repurpose for today : Remember that my husband reminds me everyday that I am the luckiest...maybe I should remind myself that...I AM the luckiest because because I married Justin.
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