September 26, 2016

One Year Later

Today my husband and I celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. If you were to ask me in conversation, "how's married life?" I would answer, "just like normal life."

When you're with someone for almost 9 years, you get to know what works. You also learn quickly what doesn't work. When September hit this year I couldn't believe that we have been married for one whole year already. I have realized as I get older (ugh) that it's true...time flies. 

One year later I have learned some more things throughout our marriage journey so far and today I'm reflecting on all of it.

Even though we've been together for 8 and a half years, it feels good to be married. To be able to call Chuck my husband is a blessing in itself. The same goes with being Ethan's Stepmom, I'm very lucky to have these guys in my life and make it all official.

The days will be long and some will be hard. They are all worth it, and you don't always have to be the strong one. There are times when I have really bad days and Chuck picks me up, and vice versa. With the two of us together, I feel and know we can get through anything thrown our way. Like they say, teamwork makes the dream work. Chuck is my number one supporter for each and every dream I create, and I'm constantly cheering him on for each of his accomplishments. Having each other's back no matter what makes even the worst days a little better.

Remember to make time for fun. It's natural to fall into an everyday routine. Work, things around the house, commitments, helping Ethan with schoolwork...the days come and go, but we always laugh. Whether it's dance party while we cook dinner, being goofy during a game, or just being our silly selves it's important to not always take life super serious. Laughing is good for the soul, even when filling out insurance paperwork, attending school open house and after a hectic day.

A year ago today we made our relationship official by taking each other's hands in marriage and speaking the vows we wrote from the heart. We celebrated with our beautiful family and amazing friends and had the best party we could dream of. Our day was filled with so many messages, congratulatory words, sweet moments, and was absolutely perfect.

One year later we're still dreaming big, still having fun, and still remember what's most important...and that's our family, our health, and our happiness. The days are good with your best friend by your side. 

Happy Anniversary Charlie, I can't wait for the next 50 together. Life with you is way more fun, thank you for choosing me to be your Wife. I'm the lucky one.

Now tell me...what's some great relationship advice? I enjoy hearing what tips others have.

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