Today, May 29, we celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. In this year we’ve celebrated so much…our vows, the purchase of our first home together, the births of another niece and nephew, Mike’s graduate school graduation–blessings have been pouring in from every angle.
Like any couple, especially one that marks nine years together tomorrow (we celebrated May 30th as our dating anniversary for many years) there are up’s and down’s. Anyone who says life is perfect 365 days a year is not being honest with themselves. We have arguments over petty things and moments where we take one another for granted. But with every year we love each other a little deeper, and create our family life the way we want it to be…the way it works for us and no one else.
As husband and wife we love being together but also love our independence. We have our passions together and separately. We cheer each other on, never ask for the other person to change, and continuously check in to make sure we’re staying on the same page, shifting course when needed. We love each other but know a healthy marriage that can stand up to tough tests needs constant attention, nurturing and honesty.
If words could express my happiness in being married to Mike, this blog post would go on and on. I have never been more comfortable in my own skin, even on days when I am not acting my best. As I said on May 29, 2011, in front of 160+ people…Mike loves me for who I am. All of it. No questions asked.
Happy anniversary babe. I cannot wait to experience what else the world has in store for us.