this year marks our 5th christmas tree as a married couple! i can hardly believe that it has been that long. sometimes i wonder where the time went or why we haven't accomplished more, but 5 christmas trees and a lot of love later, we are still here. going strong.
i could get caught up in shoulda woulda coulda, but what good would that do? instead i am choosing to focus on how far we have come. getting married in a time where the world puts little focus on marriage and family. putting ourselves through college and finishing successfully. building up our savings. learning more about each other and how to be better spouses. traveling together. setting goals and accomplishing (most of) them.
5 years ago (come january) i married the man of my dreams. the type of man i had always wanted to marry. seriously. he. is. it. and i can't even begin to tell you how much i love that man. life without him would be so empty. so strange. so terrible.
it's no secret that this last year has been rough for us. it's been a "why aren't things turning out better when we are trying SO hard" sort of time for us. but i wouldn't want anyone else by my side helping me through it all... i hope he feels the same about me. and i know that someday we will look back on this time in our lives and wonder why we were so worried. i know that we will be stronger and more faithful because of the trials we face. i am so happy that i have that knowledge and that i have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. we would be lost without it!
here's to another 5 years that are even happier than the last!