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October 23, 2013

Us, October 13, 2012
Photo by Sphynge Photography

One Year

Us, October 13, 2013.
Photo by a random dude passing by.

Chris and I have had a lot of firsts together: first Thai food (me), first dog (him), first law degree (me; also, only law degree), first time trying not to kill a law student (him; also, kudos on that one.)  We’ve had eight anniversaries, three international trips, and shared a home, a dog, and (have I mentioned?) a really ridiculous amount of Thai food.  It almost seemed as if being married wouldn’t be any different, except for the shiny new rings and my last name.  But you know what?  It is different, and our first wedding anniversary feels like a big deal.  This first year was awesome, and exciting, and I’m looking forward to so many more firsts.

Happy anniversary, love.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2013 8:34 am

    Ash, beautiful sentiments and well-said. Thanks for sharing. –Cal

  2. Lee and Linda permalink
    October 23, 2013 10:06 am

    So happy for you. Hard to believe it’s been a year already.

  3. October 23, 2013 10:34 am

    I feel the same way. Something changes when you become married. Yeah, we had already lived together, yeah, the routine was the same. But you feel different about the other person. There’s something mystical between you now that wasn’t there before. Happy anniversary :)

  4. October 23, 2013 1:21 pm

    Why is there a difference, a wonderful difference, when the bond is marriage vs. living together? Yes, the interpersonal bond we’d expect to be the same–promises were made before, a commitment was strong in the bond you enjoyed before the wedding. But I think the difference is really that the promises are witnessed in community, that others have been in a ceremony–family and friends–and an entire network has committed to you as well. Two families have joined, even future families, and made a public bond. And there’s even a flow of history here, that you have stated a public vow as lovers have done over the centuries.

    Excuse, please, the overdone paragraph here on these thoughts, I guess I got carried away. Blessings and congrats again! –C

  5. Ariel permalink
    October 25, 2013 4:43 pm

    Ash you are such a wonderful person and deserve nothing but but the best coming back atcha! Karma :D! Miss you, hopefully I can see you sometime in the next seven years (haha.. only… not joking :(!) But most importantly, happy anniversary to you and Chris!! So neat I was there to see it (literally) begin! Hehe. I hope you guys had a wonderful 1st.

  6. January 30, 2014 10:06 am

    Maybe this year will be “our first house” year!!! :D

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