Pretend that I posted this last week, August 9, 2012. Thank you.
Today James and I celebrate nine years of marriage.
*As a side note, this is apparently the week to get married. We know a lot of people celebrating anniversaries this week!
We don’t have a big celebration planned this year but I am very excited for some Red Lobster tonight! That comes with a side of relaxing conversation and a guarantee that we won’t have to wipe any faces or tell anyone to quit saying poopy-head at the table. We are thinking about taking a big trip next year without our kids to celebrate 10 years together!
Each year on our anniversary, I think, “Shwoo! We’ve made it another year.” There are always some hard times, plenty of arguments, but not usually anything life-altering. And each year there are always great times! This year has been different. There a couple things that stand out that have caused us much pain. As I look back, the thing that I remember most about going through these hard times is the way James and I clung to each other. When you are married to someone for a while, you start to share the same thoughts, the same opinions about things, the same beliefs. It is easy to talk with someone when you know what they are going to say. When you trust them. James and I both like to talk (no surprise there). I would say that we have talked more in this year of marriage than ever before. We would lay in bed talking into the early hours of the morning. We talked while James was at work. At a time when I didn't know who to talk to or how to express my thoughts politely, I leaned into my husband. I would have preferred if this past year had been smooth and calm. But I am glad that James and I were able to become closer together through our struggles.