At the time I am writing this, we're driving to Oregon. & as I'm listening to Ingrid Michaelson, I stare out the window, & think. We pass tree farms, trees, and more trees. Then we passed an older couple with a super old worn down boat & old truck with a shell that didn't match at all. As I took a little closer look at the couple, they looked like they were in their 50's. The lady was sitting in the passenger seat, holding onto his arm & they were laughing. & looked so so in love.
In that short glimpse, I then glanced over at Mr. Schroeder who is sleeping with his feet rested on my lap. Though my legs are asleep & numb beyond explaining, I can't keep smirking. It's just because I'm reminiscing, really. As Ingrid is currently singing, "What if there's always cups in the sink? & what if I'm not what you think I am?" It's a silly song. Cause I'm always feeling like I'm a bit twitter-pated still. Constantly so so confused how this amazing man with countless qualities loves me. How'd I get so lucky?
This drive is 15 hours. Long, right? I get a lot of my thinking done. & throughout this first 10 hours, my mind has been to lots of wonderful places. Our wedding day, our wedding night, our first pregnancy scare, the times we were so poor we couldn't afford groceries or to put gas in the car, the times Trev was really sick & I was really scared, all our vacations, our laughs, every prank, every hardship, every single moment.
It' has been a year & a half since I married the love of my life. & boy, has it been a ride. An amazing hell of a ride. I am so eager & excited to see what else life has in store for us! If all this craziness has just happened in the first year, what else are we going to experience?
My love for Trevor John will never fail. Never! I was telling my mother that I get emails every single day asking for advice or guidance. If I could leave this world giving everyone I have ever loved one bit of advice, it would be this: enjoy every second. When life gets hard, laugh. When you can no longer stand, kneel. When you don't know if you can go on any longer, look at what you do have. Take a gander at what other people have been through. Look for the beauty in your life. Because it's most definitely there. You just gotta open your eyes a little wider.