When I look back to those years of being a young family, I realize how much we struggled to make it. Some people treated our situation like it was a "mistake." Something that had to be dealt with. When I watched the young couple at the lake I realized how far from the truth that attitude was. My little one was never a "mistake." Surprise? Yes. A big one. But looking back now at our happy family of 5, I know that every sacrifice and every hardship was worth it.
Yesterday was our 18th wedding anniversary, and we have been together almost 24 years in total. Amazing. I love him now more than I ever did. And that's not to say there were never bumps in the road, and that our lives were perfect. There have been times when I feel like jumping in my car and driving away. Didn't matter where, just away. But that's normal, and you work through those times. I am very lucky to be married to my guy. He is faithful and loving and a great father. Is he perfect? No. Am I perfect? Well yes! Just kidding.....far from it. But knowing our shortcomings is important in making a relationship work. Being able to say sorry, and know when you're wrong is essential to a long lasting marriage.
People have often asked me that if I could go back and change anything, would I? Well, no. If I changed one thing about my life, I wouldn't be where I am today. And I'm pretty happy with who I am, where I am, and who I am with. And for me there isn't anywhere else in the world I would rather be than with my husband and kids. They are my everything.
Happy Anniversary to the man of my dreams. I love you.
|Our anniversary supper|