Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Seven Years of Wedded Bliss!

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?


  1. Congratulations! Our 6th wedding anniversary is coming up. I so feel you on the "we need to carve time out," and it's so hard. We try to have a date night every month, but we missed 2 months recently without even realizing it--time sure does fly.

    Our marriage is a huge priority for me because I want our kids to grow up seeing parents who truly, desperately love each other and love spending time together. It's so important to me. But it does take work to remind myself, "Hey, that person you just snapped at to go take the kid to the bath already--that's the same guy who proposed to you on a Maui beach. Lighten up, girl!"

    Hope you guys celebrated well!

    1. Oh, the snapping... I'm often guilty of that and I feel so badly. I couldn't agree more about wanting our kids to grow up knowing how much their parents love each other. That is a huge priority for me as well. Thank you for sharing! ;)

  2. Oy, finding 'us' time. That can be so difficult since we both work and hubby is gone a lot in the evenings. The mommy guilt is hard to get past to carve out some of our little free time to spend away from the kids. If fact, that reminds me it's time to have a date night. :)

    1. I hear ya! The amount of "free time" is far and few between and then there are times when we are presented with it but we are both exhausted and doing absolutely nothing sounds appealing. At least we are doing "nothing" together! ;)