On October 31st, the husband and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary. Well, we didn’t celebrate that day, and we did exchange gifts the day before, but it was our 8 year anniversary. I sometimes have a hard time believing that I have married for 8 years. That seems like such a long time, but it doesn’t feel like it has been that long. Probably because we are so busy with with 4 kids. I can’t say those 8 years have always been easy. We did go through a rough patch, the word divorce was discussed very briefly (more of a heat of the moment kind of thing where we both immediately took it back within an hour). But I feel like that is behind us.
I think we are kind of special. We don’t fight… like almost never. We might have momentary moments of annoyance with each other, but are quick to get over those. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I think arguments can be a healthy thing in a relationship, but I feel like Sean and I are in such a good place right now. We really make an effort to enjoy being around each other, and the make time for each other, even if it is just watching a tv show together once a week, or even just a 5 minute break to play a game on our cell phones. We talk about nothing and everything, well at least I talk about everything at him. But he listens, or pretends to listen. We can be weird together. We joke around together. And we have gotten better about talking about our individual needs with each other.
I have never felt so a peace with our relationship as I do right now. He is my best friend, and my biggest support. Talking about support, I am so lucky to have a husband that supports me 100% in whatever I want to do. I would not have the success in my business if I did not have his support. He also really made me think it through when I was about to walk away from it when things were not looking good, and when I decided to not give up, even though the press on us financially was extreme, he still supported me.
Not to mention he is the main parent in the house, and he never ever complains.
He has taken on most of the parenting roles while I spend a lot of evening and weekends trying to make things work with my business, especially since I took a extra 20hr a week job to make ends meet. An he is awesome at it.
I am so happy and lucky to have found the one that makes me feel complete and I am looking forward to many more years together, even though we don’t always celebrate. Although we did this year, on Monday we both took the day off and went to a nearby spa for the day. It was really lovely and relaxing and we both needed and enjoyed it.
And oh my gosh… look how young we look in this picture!
And that is the end of this sappy post 🙂