So today is my 9 year wedding anniversary.
I won’t bore you with describing how fantastic of a friend, man, husband, father, son and brother that Alex is. I hit the man jack pot when we met.
Marriage is such a funny thing.
I’m reminded of a line in the movie So This is 40 (such a great movie, if you can laugh at yourself as a wife/woman or a husband/man and at relationships)
There is a line in the movie when the 2 men/husbands are talking about their wives and marriage and what it would be like if their wife died (peacefully of course, their rationalizing, women like a widowed man) and what their second wife would be like. This is all just light-hearted chatter between friends.
It went something like this “God, I can’t wait to meet my second wife, I hope she likes me better than the first.”
Even typing it out makes me laugh.
And so it goes with marriage.
If you can laugh at it, it means that you are aware of the realities in that statement and therefore you will see the ‘real’ issues that are being addressed and hopefully take action to better your relationship.
My marriage is firey and fun. I love the peaks and valleys, the good times and the bad times, acknowledging that and embracing it gives me confidence that my marriage is real and tangible, there for it will stand solid in a very real way. The hardships that you work through in marriage make you stronger.
The more seasons that you have weathered together successfully, the more confident you feel when the next storm arrives. Like a journey on a sailboat you have beautiful days and stormy days and that is expected of the journey. Hopefully you’ve packed well, brought all of the emergency supplies and things that you will need and then you can feel safe and prepared for the journey ahead.
My husband has been sailing since he was a young boy. He knows how to both prepare for the journey and sail through a storm and I’m thankful for that.
Alex rowing me out for a morning sunrise at the cottage
A vast array
Of sentiments to say
But really it’s just another day
In our travels
Filled with seasons and temperatures
Wilted, about to fall,
A day so hot,
we need to shade ourselves
A commitment to time,
But always together
Hand in hand
One step blossoming
One step faded
Our footprints have left a path
In many a place
A shared look upon our face
Take my hand
And take the lead,
I will follow you indeed.
Photo props: I didn’t ask Alex if he minded me using this photo, I hope he doesn’t mind appearing half naked for the world to see, maybe he will sue me..
Cheers to us babe!!