Eight years ago on September 28th, I married my husband. I was twenty and he was twenty-three. Of course people questioned whether or not we were ready. They assumed we were pregnant because we couldn’t simply be young and in love. I really couldn’t understand this response. Someone even asked me “why did you say yes?”
My parents were younger than that when they got married, and they celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary this month. They have been married more than half of their lives. (Can you imagine?)
I think I always knew I would get married young. I didn’t believe in dating without knowing “where’s this going”. I’m not that girl. I could never date someone for years without some type of commitment or end game. My husband is the same way.
After three months, we knew we would be married. On our 1 year dating anniversary we said I do. Now that we’re eight years in I feel like we just skipped right to the good part by getting married so young. Its funny but because we’re married we couldn’t do the make up to break up’s thing. Divorce isn’t an option so we have really learned how to work through our issues. You never fully understand how “to pick and choose your battles” until your married. (For real!!!) Many of our friends are just now learning these valuable lessons with their significant other. Or worse they’re single & hating it.
For nine years plus, its been us. We have gone through just about everything you could go through as a couple. Through the good and bad, I find comfort in knowing he always has my back. The two that are one, are now three with the birth of our first child in November ’11.
All anniversary’s are a blessing but this one is really dear to my heart. I think its because of my parent’s 30th Anniversary. I look forward to that. To celebrating many more years of martial bliss. Its also because of my son who has really centered our family. He has brought us together in a way that is indescribable. We’re also celebrating two years of parenthood. Its been the most amazing ride.
There’s something about loving and being loved in spite of imperfection. That’s what true love is all about.
To hubby/babby daddy, Thank you for loving me. I love you dos! Here’s to many, many more years of us!