Wednesday, December 11, 2013
How's married life? It's a question you get asked A LOT for the first couple of months after you get married. My answer every time is that it's wonderful. I love it! It's given me a secure feeling that I have never experienced. I share my life with a man that loves me no matter what, unconditionally. We are a team, we are on the same page, have the same goals and both work hard to get there. He is always on my side, has my back but loves me enough to tell me when I'm wrong. We've already had a lot thrown at us in the short two months that we have been married and I'm still amazed at how quickly we bond together to get through it. I'm so thankful to be his wife and get to walk beside him. He makes me a better person, a better mother, a better friend, a better wife. It's such a safe feeling to know that no matter what, he is going to be there for me. I can't scare him off. I don't have to worry that things will get too rough and he will run away. When the going gets rough, he gets closer. After the things I have gone through in my life, that means more to me than I can express. To know that he will be there, holding my hand to face each day with me is the most comforting feeling.
I am in no way trying to make it sound like our life is perfect because trust me, it's not. We argue, bicker and annoy the crap out of each other. But, today is one of those days and I am so thankful for the man that always gets me through these days.
Thank you for being the best husband I could ever ask for Mr. Blue, I love you!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
We got word a little over a month ago that our landlord decided it was time to put the house we are renting up for sale. We surely understand wanting to put it on the market but we weren't thrilled with the timing. It's ended up working out ok for right now. We wanted to be able to enjoy the holidays in our house uninterrupted and we will be able to do that. I cannot tell you how thankful we are for that.
So, now we must move on, move forward, onto something new to us. Honestly, it feels great although I will miss this home. It's the first home we lived in together as a family. We have spent the past three years here learning, growing, living. We have had hard struggles in this home, had some of the best laughs of our lives, had dance parties, good cries, enjoyed delicious meals, grown up and grown closer more than anything. Neither Gray nor I will deny that the first year and half of our blending into a family was probably one of the hardest times in our lives. But, strong things come from hard times and hard work. I am thankful for that hard time. It's made us who we are as a family today. Are we perfect? Ha! No, not even close. Does a perfect family exist? I've never met one. That first year, here in this home, it taught us how to listen and how to communicate. It showed us so much of who the other is. We have grown in to a more bonded unit in this space and I am more proud of that than I can begin to tell you.
I'm a believer that everything happens for a reason. Most of the time we don't realize what that reason is until much later, sometimes in that moment, sometimes never. But now, I realize it's time. It's time to move on from this home. I feel like we have grown as much as we can here. We plan to do more growing and for that, we will need a bigger home, a new adventure, a new chapter in life to write. For that, we are excited. Excited to see what this new section of life will hold for us and ever thankful for the past three years. To new beginnings!