(Tim carrying my wedding bouqet)
It was our wedding anniversary a few days ago (our first one apart) ...we have been together for 4 years now. We make an unlikely couple, I will be the first to admit, but...we work. I was as surprised as anyone that we married...me (artist, free spirit, march to the beat of my own drum) and Tim (Special Forces, Marine Corps Officer)...but... this is my man! For most of my life, I had a serious aversion to marriage but when I met Tim...I knew he was the one (it took him a little longer to figure this out!) Not that it has all been smooth sailing let me tell you! Our first year together involved quite a few uh...negotiation sessions!
We have had some really difficult periods in our marriage...a deployment to Iraq, moving across country, no family support at all...but through it all, we have emerged stronger and more committed to each other. I am so proud to walk by his side through life...this is the man who loves me in all my pieces. He supports me in my path, surprises me with cards and my fave magazines, helps me with anything. Tim is fiercely loyal, honourable and protective (poor Tara, she is never going to have a date!) I am so lucky and I know it every single day. This is the man who irons my clothing (before I met Tim, I don't think I ever ironed anything!), supports all of my mothering decisions and came with me to all of my pregnancy appointments. Honey, I look forward to all of our years together...the best is every day.