When we were first married, we were starry-eyed-in-love newlyweds.
But really, we didn’t have much of a clue how to be married. Being young, we thought we could float on a cloud of love and that would be enough.
When you throw in a baby and big job changes a little less than two years into marriage… And then add in a huge move and another baby in year three, it got rocky.
We thought maybe love wasn’t enough. That maybe it’s possible to fall out of love.
Accusations of I’m not happy and You don’t make me happy flew fast and furious. Thinking the other should change.
Some how, we made it through that rough patch, realizing that love is a decision and marriage required effort and should be taken more seriously than deciding to quit some hobby that we no longer felt like doing.
Once we made each other a priority and accepted that it’s okay and even normal to have ups and downs, our marriage became much stronger.
We had another baby in year five. And made another big move in year six. But this time, the stress wasn’t there because we knew we’d be there for each other.
As we approach our ten year anniversary this week, I couldn’t imagine my life without Hubs.
He’s my best friend. He gets me like no one else does. He’s my partner in parenting our kids. He can make me laugh so hard that I can’t speak and tears run down my face. He supports me when I try something new. And he loves me even when I’m being unlovable. And I try my best to do all that and more for him.
The thought of life without him is unimaginable. I’m so very grateful that we chose to work through those hard first years because life is so much better with us together.
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