Us, a few years back. 

Today marks our nine year anniversary of coupleness.
It is starting to get to the point where I am having a harder and harder time remembering what life was like without L. I don’t know if that is romantic or kind of scary?! 😉
I met L, well, about nine years ago. He was the first guy to ever really treat me well. I wasn’t used to it. I had low self-esteem around men, and got taken for granted a lot. I didn’t seem to feel that way at the time, but now that I’m older, I see it. I was young, and didn’t know myself at all. But, L was the first partner to make me feel like I really mattered.
Today, nothing has changed in that department. We’ve had a lot of high points and low points throughout the years, and L continues to listen. Even when my ideas and opinions (and emotions) are ludicrous, he still has a way of making them and me feel important.
Our lives are often chaos. There is always some bullshit going on. But our nights together are quiet, and there is a peacefulness that comes from being together for many years. I hope that we will continue to prioritize each other and make each other feel loved, listened to, and important.
I can’t wait to see what is in store for the future.



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    June 15, 2012

    Congrats on being together for so love and still being in love! 🙂

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    June 15, 2012

    Beautiful tribute. 🙂

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    ruthy ann

    June 15, 2012

    congrats on 9! cheers to many more to come!

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    June 15, 2012

    congrats on a milestone with many many more years to come!

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    June 16, 2012

    Happy 9 years!! It's crazy how the times passes- fast at times- and then like you said-that it's hard to remember a time without that person. I think it's funny that we still count the years too (I do too)- but I think since Danny & I have been married a lesser amount of time than we've been a couple- I keep track and have a little celebration of the day- even if it's only saying- "Hey! We've been together x amount of years- crazy huh?!" Happy 9 years Carly! I hope the next 9 are filled with so much happiness that you can't believe your own luck 🙂

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    June 17, 2012

    Awww, thanks everyone! 🙂

    @Brandi: You are so sweet. Thank you SO much! <3

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    honey my heart

    June 19, 2012

    happy 9 years! and wishing you wonderfulness for many, many more 🙂

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    Chanel Jibal

    June 24, 2012

    Congrats on NINE YEARS! Wishing you two a lifetime of togetherness. 🙂