One Year.

As I sit here, it’s hard for me to grasp that an entire year has already passed us by. It’s almost as if I blinked and suddenly catapulted from May 19, 2012 to May 19, 2013, but it’s such a strange juxtaposition, feeling at the same time that we’ve been together forever.


I still remember those feelings of anxiety and nervousness as I primped and put on my dress…



…and how all of those feelings dissipated when I saw your face.


Although I can’t remember the silly things you said, I remember laughing A LOT to the point where I was worried that I would look ridiculous in all of the photos. Luckily our photographer managed to make us look amazing.


And then at 5:00 PM, I held tightly to Daddy Hawk’s arm as he walked me to meet you. I could barely maintain eye contact for fear of completely losing handle of my emotions.


But you took my hand and everything was all right again.


After we said our vows, you almost forgot to kiss me, but I wasn’t about to let that slide.


I can’t tell you what a relief it was to have you on my arm post-ceremony. Such a relief that I rained rose petals onto the floor with a victory shake of my bouquet.


And just like that, you were my husband.

I could go on and on about our wedding because it was really beautiful. And the memories from that day warm my heart, but instead I’d rather focus on how it was the beginning of our life together and how far we’ve come in 12 quick months.

Mr. Hawk, I love you 10 times more than I did on May 19, 2012, and honestly I have no idea how it’s possible because I couldn’t have imagined loving you more at the time. I hope and pray that the love continues to grow exponentially throughout our lives together. We may not be perfect, but we perfectly complement each other, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner in life. Happy anniversary!

Now go grab me a margarita, clown. It’s time to celebrate.



Mrs. Hawk

Richmond, VA
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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  1. campfire Member
    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:28 pm

    Happy anniversary!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:28 pm

    What lovely reflections! I hope to be equally as happy as you after 1 year!

  3. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:42 pm

    Happy anniversary Hawks!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 7:34 pm

    Happy 1 year anniversary! You got married on my birthday! :)

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 8:16 pm

    Cannot believe it’s been an entire year. You were the first Bee I followed through the wedding process, and are still one of my all-time faves. Congratulations, and best wishes for many more happy years together!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 3:12 am

    Such sweet words!! Congrats on the anniversary!!

  7. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:17 am

    I can’t believe it’s already been a year! congrats!

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    puplelishious 98 posts, Worker bee @ 10:08 am

    So sweet! You were a beautiful bride! Congratulations!!

  9. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:08 pm

    Congratulations Eagles!!

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    lolalyn 13 posts, Newbee @ 6:22 pm

    congratulations! where did your bridesmaids get their dresses?

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    softm 51 posts, Worker bee @ 7:56 am

    Congratulations Happy Anniversary

  12. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 1:05 pm

    So sweet!!! Happy anniversary!

  13. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:35 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Your post is so sweet!

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 5:51 pm

    Wow, time flies. Congrats on your anniversary!

  15. msbicycle Member
    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 8:32 am

    Aww! Happy anniversary!!

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