Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Third Year

The end of the year always brings things into a new perspective for me.  Usually around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting on the past year's events.  For the past month or so, I've been floating on a cloud of total bliss and thankfulness.  This year has been amazing.

Austin and I celebrate our 3rd anniversary of dating on Sunday!  I can't believe it's been so long.  We've been through so much together since January of 2008...

Our first picture together

Here is a quote I found that I truly believe captures our relationship.  As we've been planning our wedding together, we've faced a few hard decisions - but in the end, the sacrifices we make are worth it.

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away. This is both an art and a fortunate accident to have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from the branches you realize that you are one tree and not two.”

-Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres

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