Yesterday was my wedding anniversary. Seven years ago I said, "I do" to the love of my life.
Our marriage has been a journey. A journey of love, respect, and partnership. I've learned the power of compromise and the humility of admitting when I'm wrong. I've grown stronger from the love of my man and I'm proud to be his wife.
I was a seventeen year old girl when we met and fell in love and today he still melts my heart and takes my breath away. Sure, we've had some trying times but they are fleeting and always make us stronger.
Our biggest challenge for the journey ahead will be to stay connected to the couple we were before starting our family. Of course as parents we eat, sleep, and breathe our kids. As it should be. But we have to do things just for us that don't include our beloved little monsters which will nurture our bond.
I say this will be a "challenge" only because it takes effort to not get sucked into the daily grind of work and parenthood. It may take effort to carve out the time but once we immerse ourselves in each other without the distractions of our domesticated lives, then it is pure joy and I feel like that seventeen year old girl again!
It may be cliche, but my husband is my best friend. I can't wait to see where our journey leads next...
Do you find it challenging to carve out special time with your sweetie? What do you do to stay connected?