So today, Cory and I are celebrating our 7th anniversary. Only he's back in CA, and I'm still in UT (in between two Utah weddings... long story). Which is a totally lame way to celebrate an anniversary. Apparently, after only working for a company for 3ish months, one doesn't build up much vacation time, and the most important days to be together are others' actual wedding days.
Before Cory left (actually, on our trip out here), he put together a new mixed cd for me, mostly of songs I'd requested, but he also added in a few new gems. One of the songs I hadn't listened to before, but was by a band I'd mentioned that I love called fun. Are you familiar with fun.? They used to be the Format (or the other way around?), and I love them. Very dramatic, very entertaining lyrics, and are just generally really great to sing/belt along with. So this particular song he left me, he told me he liked a lot. So I started paying more attention to it. Turns out it is a beautiful little ballad about life and love. And I like it, a lot. Just like Cory. :) So, since I don't get to spend today with him, I've been listening to this song, reminiscing about the days when we met, how we started dating, when we got married, and how lucky I am to have him for eternity, raising our family together. I don't think I realized just what a commitment I was making when I married Cory--I realize more and more every day how lucky I am to have married him. I could not ask for a better husband or father. I realize how cliche this sounds, but he truly is my very best friend. There is no one else on earth I can talk to like I can talk to him. I am so, so, so blessed.
The song is called The Gambler, and can be heard here (I don't know how to embed YouTube videos, sorry). As our relationship grows deeper and stronger, and we watch those of our friends either get stronger, or fall apart, I realize just what a gamble it can be, choosing a spouse for eternity, and I am so grateful I've been so lucky to have chosen Cory, and that he is willing to have me by his side. I am still so in love. More so than ever, really.