Monday, July 10, 2017

Our Song (an Anniversary Post)

Today is Matt's and my wedding anniversary. We are celebrating seven years! I've always heard of the "7 year itch" but if this year is anything like the last six, I'm not worried.

Matt is my perfect complement. When I am stressed, he is comforting. He is endlessly supportive, and in the past few months dealing with my calves, I don't think I could've held it together without him. When I am neurotic, which is truly my default setting, he takes it in stride.
A post shared by Ali (@abk_runs) on
Nothing in the world feels better than laughing uncontrollably with him; he may not always understand what tickles my funny bone, but he humors me anyway.
I don't think I'm nearly as good at being a partner as he is, and I'm forever grateful that he sticks by me regardless.

Matt and I met and began dating in 2005. I think it was in 2007, while studying in Scotland, that we started listening to Snow Patrol (we were listening to a lot of Scottish bands at the time), and found our song. I wanted to find a good instrumental version to dance to at our wedding but couldn't hunt one down that I liked, so we didn't, and that's the one thing I'd change about that day.
I feel so fortunate to share my life with someone who fits me so well. My parents are celebrating 37 years this week, and I look at them and just know that someday, that will be us.



  1. Happy Anniversary to you both, my darlings!

  2. What a beautiful tribute to you both. Happy anniversary!

  3. Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary! I am glad you both found your perfect match. Are you doing anything special today?

  4. You are both beautiful, body and soul. Love reading about your lives together. Happy anniversary!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Life is so much better when you find someone you love to walk through it with you! Here's so many more wonderful years of love, smiles and laughter!

  6. Oh, I love Snow Patrol!!! Happy anniversary!