Saturday 20 July 2013

Happy Anniversary Babe

My anniversary card - not what you might expect but just perfect as we embark on our new country life together

Today is my 11th wedding anniversary and instead of spending it with dh I am spending it with our kids. He will be working hard and then spending the night alone in our new house and I'll be on holiday with my parents and the kids. It would be easy to get down about the fact that we won't be together but that would achieve nothing and in just nine days our family will be back together and we will all be in our new house and commencing our new country life together. This is a new season for us and involves lots of change for everyone. Change is good but it is also scary...... but we'll be fine, God is with us.

Over the last six years it has been all too easy to push our anniversary to the side and not to think much about it. Our girls were born two days before our anniversary and as such the weekend around our anniversary is now taken up with birthday festivities for them and that is OK, they are only little and dh and I both agree that the kids are what make us happiest. However, it is really good to remember that a strong marriage needs time invested in it too and that does not mean a once a year special day, it means working at it every day and I know I need to do more of that. One of my summer promises to myself was that I would tell dh every day that I love him and I will. Something so little but I just know it will really help my attitude and approach towards our marriage. We will get back to some date nights and we hope to have a weekend away just the two of us later in the year.

Eleven years ago today I had no idea how happy I would be now. I was marrying a man that I loved and we had already been through eight turbulent years together but I had no idea how fulfilling life could get. Today I have so much love and joy in my life that I can hardy put it into words. We don't have a ton of money, we don't have flashy cars and we don't go abroad on holiday but we have so much and I'm so grateful to God for finding me my perfect husband.

Adam, I love you so much. You are my rock, my other half and my love of my life. Here is to the next 11 years, well actually I hope the next 50 years.

Even though I'm not with you right now, I look at these rings each day and know we are still together.

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