This has been an amazing 10 years. It was exactly 10 years ago to the minute since our wedding took place. I hope over the last month that people who have been reading these get a sense of how much I love Cassie and my kids. They mean everything to me. They are my world. I often joke around on July 7th and say that today is the anniversary that Cassie made the biggest mistake in her life. In truth, I do not know what I did to deserve such a wonderful, caring, and passionate woman. I could write for months or years and not quite capture my feelings for her perfectly. But 10 years go is the anniversary of when we officially said to the world that we love each other and will do so… forever. This is one of my favorite pictures from that night. I don’t know what I am saying but it looks like I am being my normal goofy self and Cassie just looks so beautiful smiling at me.
We had our wedding outside at the Elms Mansion in July. So we made sure that the services were short. As Cassie walked down the isle, my Dad and Uncle played Longer Than by Dan Fogelberg. It was a song that I loved as a child because I always thought it sounded pretty. I couldn’t think of a more perfect song for her to walk down the aisle to.
And then the ceremony began. It is mostly a blur because it went so fast and I was so happy.
We joked that our first dance was going to be Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf. We almost did it, because that is just our sense of humor. However, we decided that this song was better.
After a decade of marriage, all I can hope for is decades more in the future. I want to grow old with her and enjoy everything there is to enjoy in life with her.