Yes, the cameras were flashing and the attention was on us. Yes, it was the day I had been looking forward to for the past four months. Yes, we were finally free of the temptations. BUT, my wedding day wasn’t the happiest day of my life.
It was a beautiful day and one I won’t forget. I got all dolled up, took fun pictures, was sealed to my sweetheart, and had an amazing time. It was the happiest I have been in awhile! So why wasn’t it the happiest? Because the days that have come since have proven to be even better. Everyday that I get to go to bed and wake up with Sappy is a good day. He spoils me with love and makes sure everyday is the happiest day of my life.
I have to get up at six or six thirty every day whereas Sappy doesn’t have to wake up until seven thirty at the earliest (usually closer to eight thirty or nine). Regardless, he starts the day by getting up with me and asking what he can do to help me get ready. He will make me hot chocolate, put my lunch together and do everything in his power to make by day brighter.
Sappy surprises me with ice cream and a clean apartment. He calls me from work and rushes home afterwards to be with me. As the day comes to a close, he always reminds me that we need to say prayer. He holds me when I’m trying to fall asleep and sometimes even sings to me until I’m zonked out.
As I reflect on the day we were sealed for time and all eternity, I don’t see it as the happiest day I’ve ever had because yesterday was the happiest so far! Everyday it gets better and every day we work to improve how we treat each other. Obviously there are still bad days or hard parts, yet when we both do what we can to push through the sticky chunks, we can turn the day around to make it beautiful.
While some days may be easier to remember down the road because of the joy that we felt that day, I think it is so important to make everyday the happiest. If we settle into thinking that that day has already come and gone, we will forget to put in that time and effort. Striving to make everyday the best day ever has helped me to appreciate Sappy even more along with remembering what is truly important. Bickering over the small things get neither of us anywhere. Each day is important, each day is the happiest, and each day needs to be 100% from both sides.