Before I met Jessica, I didn't really know who I was, or how I fit into the world. I had experienced trauma and suffered from depression and battled an eating disorder.
I was fairly (or unfairly) self-destructive in more ways than I was willing to admit then.
Around my heart, I fashioned what I called my Heart Guard, a protective layering to keep out the love I wholeheartedly felt I did not deserve (still working on that one).
When I met Jessica, I learned that it would all eventually be okay.
Happy 7 years, Jessica. Let's keep this silly train going for another 7 billion.
(The video below is a highlight video from our wedding. June 5, 2010 at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange, California.)