But then nearly ten years on, our love has matured, and as life throws big splats and happy puddles at us it grows and we continue to be very much still in love.
None the less, I was not prepared for the love I feel for my children, strange, unconditional, totally overwhelming. My heart skips a beat for them regularly.
Here are two of my favourite pictures - the first one with my husband and my eldest daughter in Ireland on Christmas Day. The snow was unexpected so my husband had to borrow a hat from his Dad. It snowed all morning and was a completely magical Christmas. She is two in this picture.
And this is me with my baby girl when she was about one.
And finally because it's Christmas here is a couple of my favourite Christmas pictures of my girls.
Love certainly makes the world go round. If you want to see more posts like this go and see more at Tara's Gallery and share the Love