Marriage isn’t always easy, once you throw a baby into the mix. That shit gets even harder. I’m not going to fluff it up and put glitter on it and tell you that it’s wonderful. It isn’t always. Sometimes it honestly feels like life is just happening around us and that we can’t catch a break.
Mine and hubby’s 5th wedding anniversary is just around the corner and frankly, I don’t know where the time went. Looking back to the day he proposed, Christmas Eve 2009. It’s just amazing to me where time has taken us.
While time has made me a bit more jiggly, my laughs have made lines I don’t regret and my crazy days have not so long since gone, you’ve been there. When I look back at it all, the long-distance relationship we had, the cross-country moves, the struggles we’ve overcome and way more than either of us would ever share. I couldn’t picture it to have been with anyone else.
I honestly believe that hard times either break or make a relationship. The shit we’ve endured, the odds that seemed like they were ever stacked against us. We’ve always risen to the top and got through it.
When I look back, the things we’ve overcome would separate other couples. I think our stubbornness, or maybe our never give up nature is to credit for that. Some friends have come and gone but you’re the one friend that will never give up on me.
To my husband who’s stuck with my crazy for the better part of the past 10 years. I thank you. You met me when I was 18. I’ve put you through hell and back I’m sure. I was wild and crazy and didn’t apologize for anything. Even though I’m more than positive that there are about a zillion things I should have. Yep, I can and will admit that!
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I can honestly say I grew up with you, as a woman and as a person. I’ve come so far, and all with you by my side. You kept me level headed when I didn’t want to be and thank goodness you did. While reality checks weren’t always easy, they were the best thing for me. You keep it real and I appreciate that. You tell me when I’m being crazy, to this day, and even when I don’t want to hear it, whether your right or wrong, I’ll take that over a doormat any day.
Deciding together, as a couple that we were going to start trying for a baby was a huge decision. I’m glad we waited and we made the choice when we did. We got a lot of really cool experiences behind us.
Parenthood has given me a whole new appreciation for our relationship and the time we spend together. Not only as parents, but as husband and wife, and as best friends. Sure there have been tons of tears, lots of arguments over diapers or what have you, but it’s so worth it.
You’re my best friend. Even in the middle of the night when Peyton was in his daemon phase, yes I’m talking to you colicy, three-month-old Peyton. Those times made us so much stronger. We went through the first five months as parents, as hard as they were, together. You stuck by my struggle with motherhood and emotions, or lack there was at times, like a champ. You even taught me how to change a diaper.
You’ve been the rock to my roll, the fudge on my sundae. Sometimes the thorn in my side but always the sparkle in my eye.
Coming up on this 5th wedding anniversary I couldn’t be prouder to call you my husband, and the father of my son. I’d do it all over again. I love you.