Comin’ at you guys on a Monday because today is mine and Charlie’s second wedding anniversary! I honestly can. not. believe that we’ve already been married for two years! The time has flooown by! I swear this was all happening six months ago. It also feels like a lifetime ago somehow though, but in the absolute best way. But I love taking time to reflect during milestones so I figured I would share some of my thoughts with you guys. Plus, I love any excuse to bust the wedding photos out, hehe.
Last year, on our first anniversary, I shared six things I learned during our first year of marriage. So this year I want to follow suit and talk about five things I was grateful for during our second year of marriage.
Five Things I was Grateful for During Our Second Year of Marriage
You’re probably like “huh?” I’ll explain. Between blogging and working part time in retail, my schedule is all over the place and I feel like I never ever stop. I love it, but it does get tiring sometimes. And more importantly, it takes away from quality time with my husband. I’m finding ways to get better at managing my schedule so that I’m not working during our time together, but the chaos has made me realize and appreciate two things. 1) Our strength as a family and ability to handle it. 2) Our time together is my all time favorite time. So I try my best to respect our time and unplug from everything but Charlie whenever I’m able to.
Going on the same notion, I’ve loved any minute of downtime that we get together. I think that’s kind of an obvious one, but the busier you get in life, the more you appreciate whatever quiet time you’re blessed to have with your partner.
We’ve taken a lot of risks this year. From really going hard with the blog to building a town-home. But there’s no one else in the world I’d rather do it with. We’ve grown together so much through taking these risks that are still playing out. We’ve learned even more about each other, supported each other, encouraged each other, sacrificed for each other, and trusted each other more than ever. Risks make you appreciate the true meaning of partnership.
With all of the chaos and risk taking that we’ve encountered this year, the support levels have been unmatched. Not to mention my Crohn’s flare last spring, which ironically happened about a week after our first anniversary. As you probably know, we don’t live close to our immediate family so for a while, Charlie was taking care of me all by himself while working and I don’t know what I would have done without him, physically or emotionally.
And speaking of emotional support, between figuring this blog thing out, my flare and me stepping down to part-time at work, Charlie changing rolls at work, and going in on the house… we’ve needed to lean on each other so much this year. I think Charlie’s had to lend his shoulder more often than I have, but I only hope I’ve returned the support that he never fails to give me. Support, no matter if you’re giving or receiving, just makes you appreciate the safe haven you have in your partner.
As corny as it may be, laughter really is the best medicine. And I honestly don’t think a single day goes by that Charlie and I don’t laugh together. He is the funniest dude I know and he knows just how to make me laugh… even when I don’t want to, haha. Needless to say, a good laugh can relieve so much stress. I’m so appreciative of the release and relief of stress I get from laughing everyday with Charlie.
Ugh, I have the biggest, dorkiest grin on my face right now. Charlie will tell you I kept giggling while I was writing this post because the pictures just make me so stinkin’ happy. What an awesome day! I would do it over and over again if I could. I love him so much!
Anyways, there ya have it. The list of things I was grateful for during our second year of marriage could go on and on, but these are the big ones. It’s been a great second year, no doubt. I’m ready for year three, our first house as a family, and whatever else life may bring our way. Happy second anniversary to my best friend, life partner, and number one guy. You da only one for me, my love.
Photos by our favorite, Ariana, from Silver Feather Studios! Miss you always!