Was amazing. Perfect weather, lots of family, and a great reason to celebrate. And so fun I’m just now recovering! (no, not like that.)
Grad school is officially over. And I have the pictures to prove it!
My favorite part was how so much of our family came in to help us celebrate.
These years have been hard for us. Yes, they started out fun (we got married!) and we had a lot of great benefits by going through it together, but these past two years especially have been rough. Anyone who knows me knows that I was thisclose to just calling it quits and moving off to Mexico last summer. Sometimes I felt like I was doing a disservice to our marriage by coming back here part time to stick it out. Not to mention all of the other fertility related pain in our lives and sometimes I think its a miracle that I did finish. It felt nice to have a reason to celebrate! Sometimes I really feel like I’ll never have another reason in this world to have a celebration because there will never be a baby shower or baptism or Christmas at our house. It was nice to have it affirmed that no, we still matter, even if all the people who came didn’t know all the gory details, at least a few did.
It meant the world to me that we have all these amazing people in our lives that cared to come out, sit through a hot Texas ceremony with us and celebrate with us in this very glamorous city (and believe me, I told them this too and I’m pretty sure its all on video!).
We are enough. And we have reason to celebrate and things to be happy about. Good reminders.