Today marks 8 years married to my best friend.
When I walked down the aisle at FireSky Resort in Scottsdale in January 2007, I knew I wanted to be with this man more than anything, although I wasn't really sure what I was jumping into with his career.
I didn't know how long baseball would last. I didn't actually think we would ever make it to the major leagues at the time. Just a month later, we packed up everything in our apartments and our lives, and we drove across the country to our first spring training as a married couple. I had no clue what I was in store for.
In the past 8 years I have celebrated his triumphs and cried for his setbacks.
We have moved 21 times.
We had had 3 babies, 2 of which came at once.
I have flown with our son more times than I can count.
I have made countless friends on the 4 major league and 2 minor league teams we have been with.
We have spent entire seasons together, and we have spent time as a long-distance marriage.
And whenever it's come down to fight or flight, we have chosen to fight for our marriage every time.
If you're a new spouse, girlfriend, or fiancee to baseball. I'm here to tell you that it's easy at times, and it's hard at times, but it's worth it.
Happy Anniversary my Love! I am beyond amazed at the life we have built together, and I look forward to what the rest has in store for us. My favorite presents from you are Hazel, Skylar & Blake. Marrying my best friend brought me even more love than I ever knew my heart could hold.