Tuesday, June 5, 2018

the bronze anniversary

Eight years ago today, Jon and I vowed we would spend the rest of our lives together.
Eight years, two houses, three kids, countless fights, one severe postpartum depression episode, a conversion to veganism... and we are still here, still fighting for each other.

Marriage is so hard. We need to make an effort to listen to one another, to take an interest in our spouse's interests. We are totally different people now than we were 8 years ago, and I always tell Jon I think we are more incompatible now than when we got married (not in a bad way, just an observation). All this to say that marriage has challenged us. But with big challenges come big rewards, and even though I joke that I should have put "unless you become vegan" in my wedding vows, we have grown so much these past 8 years. Jon is still the first person I want to tell everything to. Every day I am grateful that he's the partner I ended up with. I couldn't do life without him.

We aren't doing much to celebrate today, partially because we are celebrating when we go see Hamilton in a few months (that was our gift to each other, so we deviated from the traditional wedding gifts list we try to follow, but Hamilton).

Jon - I love you so much. I am so grateful you choose me every single day even though I make your life so difficult. I know I do things that make you crazy. I know there are days you wish you had a more emotionally stable partner. Thank you. Thank you for loving me through it. Happy anniversary!

1 comment:

  1. Happy anniversary! Here's wishing you many more years together.