Friday, 6 April 2012

Celebrating 5yrs of Marriage!

I just celebrated my 5th wedding anniversary with the love of my life!  Yes, I know.  It sounds corny.  However, it is what it is and it's true.  Steve is the love of my life.  Its been an interesting and challenging 5yrs.  We've faced some fairly difficult times.  Difficulties from both sides of our families.  From losing both my parents to cancer, to the joys of grandchildren and Steve suddenly becoming stepdad to my four grown up kids.  It's all been a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

 Family mean everything to me.  My children, their partners, my grandchildren.  My beloved parents.  My sister and her family, my brother.  And Steve has embraced it all.  Was welcomed into the family fully and unconditionally.  I'm sure it must've been so overwhelming at some points but he just took it in his stride.  I'll forever be grateful to him for that alone.

For us, the difficulties and challenges have just made our relationship deeper, stronger.  He's my closest confidente and friend.  He's been my encourager.  My mentor and cheerleader.  I've been up and down like a yo-yo.  Back and forth.  Uunsure of myself.  Heartbroken.  Grief stricken.  And to the other extreme of emotion, celebrating the births of my grandchildren.

In the midst of all that, we decided to set up our own business.  We met through our mutual love of art, design and graphics.  We worked together before we met.  It seemed the natural thing to do.  To continue to work together and run our own digital art company.  I don't know how we managed to do it, but we did.  And we've just celebrated our first yr in business with a nice profit.  Something we're very proud of considering this economic depression.

So yes, we're together 24/7.  We love our life together.  Oh and we don't argue.  We've never argued.  Just the way it is for us.  I almost get embarrassed about admitting that to people.  It's true.  We discuss.  We debate.  We always laugh together.  But haven't ever had a cross word.  We're very similar in personality and I believe that makes the difference.  We love the same things and are passionate about our time together.  I don't really understand it or question it.  I just go with it.

I would say laughter together is so important.  And talking.  Oh boy, do we love to talk.  We've often chatted into the very wee hours and then again into the mid-afternoon.  We have great brain-storming sessions.  We inspire each other. Oh I know it all sounds too good to be true.  It's not.  It's two people that met and were clearly meant to be together.  It's marriage at it's best.  It's, to me, how marriage should be.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Congratulations to you and Steve! And glad the business is doing well too!