thirteen years later . . .

You think 13 years is a long time.  It’s not.  It goes by so quickly.


This is me.

 

 

Yesterday, I watched my oldest son prepare to go to a week of football camp.  His dad helped him adjust his shoulder pads, and I looked on in awe at this young man who stared back at me . . . just then it hit, and it hit hard.  It was all I could do to hold myself together.  Stefan saw it, and he shot me this look that said, “Woman! Keep your —bleep— together!”  I had to leave the room.  It was too much.  It has gone too fast.

 

Today, Stefan and I are celebrating our anniversary.  .  I feel like it was just yesterday that Stefan and I were holding hands on the bus, making out in the high school parking lot, dreaming of running away to New Jersy.  We were just kids.  We were just two kids in love . . . we didn’t have a thought about anyone else but ourselves . . . We thought we were “it.”

 

 

 

 

 

And now, thirteen years later, I think it’s all still true . . . we are “it!”  We are head over heels, but our hands are full of dirty diapers and bottles, schedules and report cards, shampoo and dandelion bouquets.  We are crazy in love, but we are lucky if we get a good kiss in before we fall into bed at night.  Our dreams of running away have become more vivid and only include places where the water is turquoise and the sand is white. And, it seems, that no longer is life just about us.  . . . but somewhere along the road, life became about something else.

 

Here’s a little look into our lives . . .thirteen years later.

 

 

 

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  1. Robyn Morstein

    June 16th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    You are tooooooo funny!!! The Beverly Hillbillies, Montana Style….love it

  2. Patchwork Photography

    June 16th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Robyn, so nice to see that you are still checking out the blog . . . as it has been so long since i have been around! Thanks! 🙂

  3. Jamie

    June 21st, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Congrats Christina and Stefan! You two are an inspiration to us newly weds getting ready to start our family….I love that you and Stefan have raised such an awesome family and yet never lost yourselves or the spark in your marriage through it all 🙂

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