My husband and I celebrated 17 years of marriage yesterday.
So much has happened over those years -
Yes, I said separation.
Marriage does not come without it's difficulties. If you are married, you know what I mean. And no marriage is perfect.
Those that pretend their's is, are doing just that - pretending.
In my younger, naive days, I think I thought it would be all champagne and roses.
I definitely had unrealistic expectations.
Throw in a couple of children and woah. Things are not what you thought they would be.
We were lucky.
We spent our time apart wisely. And when we decided to give it another go, couples therapy truly helped us. Cannot tell you how much.
Now, almost 9 years since that time, our marriage feels solid. Different.
Is it always lovey dovey? Hell no. But when I get home and something crazy has happened to me during the course of the day?
He truly is the first person I want to tell.
He makes me crazy. And he makes me laugh.
Just like a best friend should.
In the spirit of sharing the imperfectly perfect marriage we share -
here are just a few outtakes from our big day.
|oh hey there // the quintessential "I'm pulling up my stockings" shot //|
no sweet nothings here // caught in the mirror // that dang train!
Happy Anniversary my love.
I will tell you about this post when you get home.