Saturday, August 30, 2008

Five years ago today...



Five years ago today my life made a complete 180! Five years ago today, I made a vow to spend the rest of my life with my best friend, Charles. Even before we wed, we had many challenges before us that we had to over come. While some did not go away over night and are still being battled today, others were set aside without ever looking back.

Our marriage did not start with the typical "honeymoon" phase. Instead, our marriage started out a living you know what. We fought NON STOP! I really wondered why in the world I vowed to marry this person whom I did not particuarlly like most of the time. Instead of the "honeymoon" phase encompassing the first couple of years, we often had cat/dog drag down fights the first couple of years. Those closest to us are probably surprised we are even still alive, better yet still married to one another! Our marriaged (only by the grace of God) has gotten better and better each year that goes by. We argue less, talk more, and love selflessly even more! I just hope and pray that THIS is the trend our marriage takes for the remainder of our time here on earth...

Charles still is my best friend. He's my lover, my confident, my partner. Here is to many more Anniversaries in increments of Five! :-)

Didn't I do a fantastic job of leaving out the gloomier side of our Anniversaries?? :-) Hopefully by our 10 year Anniversary we'll have a child (or few) to celebrate with us!

4 comments:

squirrelgirl said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you're enjoying having Charles home, and I hope he's settling in to the new house. When does he start work?

Erin said...

Happy Anniversary :P

Isn't it great what school and work can do to a couple? :) We feel you on that one :) But, you are right it gets better and better.

I hope you have 50 more anniversaries and remain hopeful, your day will come :)

Kim Aragon said...

I am sure you will have a child by then! Love ya!

Greg and Casey said...

Happy Late Anniversary!!!