“I want to hold your hand at 80 and say, ‘We made it!!'”
Ryan and I made it! Today we celebrate nine years of marriage. To some that may not be a lot but to us it means the world. We are surrounded by people and stories of breakups and divorces and every year we make it, we feel accomplished. But really though, every day we make it we feel accomplished.
We’ve been through many things during our marriage as everyone does. Being in a lifelong partnership takes a lot of effort, forgiveness, communication, and love to keep it going. I’ll be honest, there have been times where separation was part of the conversation for one reason or another. We thought letting go and giving up would be the better path to walk. But that happens when moments of weakness creep up on us. When we forget that marriage takes a lot of work to work. And we must remind ourselves to grow with each other and not out of each other. And we’re doing it. We’re communicating better and loving better because we know that WE are worth it.
This year, we won’t be able to celebrate until Ryan gets home since he’s out of town training for a new job. He told me he felt bad he wasn’t with me on our anniversary but I didn’t want him to feel that way at all. He is out there doing what he needs to do for our family. I 100% feel we are celebrating our wedding anniversary just as we should be, loving and supporting each other.
There may be days we question our like for each other but the love we have for one another never goes away. No matter what we go through we still choose love. And we promise to choose love Every. Damn. Day.
Happy Nine, my dear.