The funny thing about marriage is that it keeps surprising me and it just keeps getting better. This year we will hit five years of marriage which takes us out of the “newlywed” category. These five years have flown by and at the same time have made the relationship between my husband and I stronger than I ever imagined. These five years have set the foundation for a strong marriage.
I learned that it is okay to not have every day be sunshine and roses, but that no matter what at the end of the day you love your partner more than all the words in the dictionary.
I have learned that he has talents that I don’t have and vice versa. He is there to lift me up in areas I need help. In our marriage we each have our specialities. It makes us not only strong as a couple, but strong individually even when apart.
He is my confidence. He is the one to tell me to hold my head high and be proud. He is the one to also call me out on bad behavior, but stands behind me no matter what.
We have grown together so much over the last few years. We plan for the future and live for the now. We take those extra moments to giggle, kiss and still say I love you a million times a day.
I have learned that if we dream it we can do it. In five years we have taken ourselves out of debt, started 401k’s, bought a house and grown our savings. 5 years ago would I have told you we would have done all of that? HECK NO. I would have laughed at you.
These past five years makes me so excited to see where the next five years will lead us. New jobs? babies? Our future is yet to unfold. I know that with him it doesn’t matter what happens as long as I have him by my side.
With him I am better. I know that our story will end with “and they lived happily ever after”.