For about a week, KayTar has understood what "I love you." means and whenever we would say it, she would lean in and kiss us. "Muah?" It is adorable. Then on Wednesday, I said/signed it to her, and she did it right back and she said "Woo." And then she kissed me. Ahhhh, I melted! She's doing it all the time now. Even unprompted. I heard her saying "Woo. Woo! WOO! I cry." yesterday and I looked at her and she was signing "I love you." so I told her the same and she said "Muah?" like "Come kiss me now, please." It could not be sweeter.
Speaking of love, tomorrow is our 6 year wedding anniversary. I'm posting this today because we will be out of town tomorrow and I won't have access to the pictures I need for the post.
This is what it looks like when fetuses get married. ;)
The day was awful; beautiful, but awful. I'm not going to go into the whys of it all, because it is family related and I try and keep that off-blog. Everything is fine now, but that day was difficult. What I will say is that every moment since that day has made all the awfulness worth it.
I think when we married so young, people expected it to fail rather quickly. Our families didn't, nor those closest to us, but outsiders looked on with disdain and skepticism. I can't blame them, if I knew a couple of kids who were marrying at the same age we did, I think I'd feel the same way. We've made it for six years, and we are still going strong. Not for one moment have I felt regret for our decision to marry so young. I believe today, just like I did then, that if you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, there is no reason not to be with them. There is no one else I would want to share this life with. We've had some surprises, but I wouldn't want anyone else beside me through it all. I wouldn't want to raise these beautiful kids with anyone else. I wouldn't want to sleep next to anyone else, or cuddle on the sofa watching bad TV with anyone else. I wouldn't want to argue with anyone else, or bow chicka bow bow with anyone else. What I'm saying is, I chose Josh that day 6 years ago, and I am still chosing him today, wholeheartedly.
If you are out there secretly reading, Josh, I love you. But please don't tell me you got the message. ;)
PS: If you are a new reader and would like to know how Josh and I met (online, at age 13), click these links. This, too.