On 11/6/2009, when we said for better or for worse, I had no idea.
I mean, I knew but I didn’t really know. It is impossible to know at that time what the worse is going to be. And you're on cloud nine and a little naive so you're almost thinking that the worse might not even happen in your marriage.
Year five was the “for worse” for us in our entire marriage. It was when we realized just how big a role the “for worse” could play in a marriage. We were able to have a pretty smooth ride for four years and then year five decided to truly test us on how we handle stress, sadness, fear, anger, frustration ... you know, all the emotions that we aren’t too proud of having.
But because of year five I know that year six is going to take us even farther in our relationship. I look forward to getting to know my husband more and being the person he can rely on during any stage in our lives.
Although, I knew that I made the right choice marrying Sean years ago, year five reinforced it. I don’t know how many people can handle a person laughing and then crying in mere seconds. I don’t know how many people can handle a grown person having a tantrum. In case you didn't know it is not cute, at all. Sean dealt with that and so much more and with his own mother going through stage 3 colon cancer. He was and is everything one wishes their partner in life to be.
Today as we celebrate six married years together I want to soak in how much we have grown as a couple.
We are definitely not the same people we were six years ago and that's not a bad thing.
A whole lot in our lives have changed, things that I never would have imagined had you told me six years ago. But the one thing that our marriage continues to teach me is that we’re only getting stronger, together.
Babe, here’s to a lifetime together and growing up like us.