Monday, April 15, 2013
The 6th Year
I remember being young and in love, both of us working full time and thinking we were super poor, and living in a tiny apartment in North Mesa.
I remember celebrating our one month anniversary and wondering how it could've already been a whole month!
I remember our one year anniversary, when I was on bed rest with Petey but we snuck out to eat anyway.
I also remember the hard times, like when I miscarried our first pregnancy and Boss stayed home from work for 2 days to make sure I was ok. He carried a mattress downstairs and put it right in front of the tv so I could watch movies while in and out of sleep. I was in a funk for weeks and he stuck by my side.
The 6th year of our marriage tested us more than any other year so far. I think back to 7 months ago when most days were met with arguments from two very stubborn people. I remember thinking I was ready to throw in the towel. I remember being scared, so very scared and sad. I also remember the day we took a step in the right direction that will forever change our lives.
One of the best days I can remember from this year was one where Boss had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt. It was that day that I realized marriage is supposed to be this happy. Boss and I had gotten used to being annoyed with each other. It was on that day that I realized I had fallen in love all over again. I could remember all of the reasons why I married him in the first place plus a million new reasons.
Though I originally looked at this year as the hardest year we've faced, it has also been the best. I couldn't be happier with the man I chose to be my forever best friend. He truly is one of a kind and I love him more than I did the day I married him.
Some of my favorite things from our 6th year of marriage:
Redecorating/rearranging most of our house.
Boss taking time with the kids by himself on weekends so I have some 'me' time.
Boss deciding on a new career path.
Me deciding on a new career path.
Starting regular date nights together.
Buying a new van.
Boss calming me down on the phone after Petey cut her hair.
Taking a spur of the moment trip to Utah to visit some of Boss' old friends.
The very first time that Spidey 'poop painted' and I called Boss crying because I was so grossed out he left work early and cleaned it up for me.
Boss is the guy I chose to marry and looking back on the past 6 years, I don't regret my decision. He has made me happier than I ever knew possible and I know he loves me.
Here's to another trillion years!