Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy 7th Anniversary

A tad early, our anniversary is tomorrow... but I honestly could not wait to share my post...

People throw rocks at things that shine
And life makes love look hard
The stakes are high, the water's rough, but this love is ours

Seven years ago today... 

I was heading out the door to get my hair & face 'done'

I was praying that I would be able to get my vows out

I was looking forward to spending

Seven years later... 

I am blessed with two beautiful, intelligent and inquisitive children (with an unknown blessing on the way)

I am living the love and honesty of our vows (and sometimes working our way - together - through the rough waters of marriage)

I am still looking forward to spending

I have learned a lot (and sometimes, not nearly enough), marriage is not all sunshine, rainbows & unicorn farts.  It's work (sometimes it is hard work).  But when you are doing it with the one person that is your partner in the truest sense - it is worthwhile work.

Love & Marriage are hard work.

You can love someone and not always agree.

It is important to be respectful... to acknowledge that you are not seeing eye-to-eye and to make amends.  So that you may  move forward

It is important to realize that not everything is going to be handed to you on a silver platter and that sometimes, just sometimes, you will have to work hard for what your love.

A willingness to work for your love makes it that much more special.  It shows your strong desire to be with your partner and how much you cherish their love.

I hope to exemplify this for my children.  I want them to know that it is okay to not always agree with your partner and sometimes, you can even be angry with them.  But ultimately, you have to work through your disagreements and the rough patches to strengthen your relationship. 

Hubs, I love you.

I love you as much (and more) as the day we met, the day we married and each & every time we add to our wonderful family.

I love what a wonderful father you are - patiently answering the 500th 'why', when I've already lost my freaking mind and snapped out a 'just because it is... '

I love you.  I love you.  I freakin' love you.


  1. That is so amazing. Thanks for sharing. Means there is hope for all us single ppl.
    Thanks for sharing that.
    You and yours are blessed

  2. You are very welcome!
    It definitely has not been a walk in the park. BUT, I think that most important things in life do require work.