This week we celebrated our anniversary apart for the first time. While 4 years is not that long to be married it is still sad to be apart on “our” day. I have been visiting family all over for holidays and will get to be with this handsome guy soon!
While I try to stray from putting too many “personal” pictures on the blog, I am trying to share a little more of the things I hold dearest to my heart.
My husband and two little cuties.
We have had ups and downs over the last 4 years but we have each other.
We have fought over the silliest things but we always try to resolve it.
During our marriage I have learned that there are a few things I need as a Wife, a Mother and a woman. I have learned that some of the things I needed were things I NEVER KNEW I needed until I found this guy.
He boosts me with courage during the uncertain times
There have been many times I lack confidence in a big decision and am not sure what to do, choose, or go about it altogether. He has given me the confidence to be brave enough to try even if I think I will fail.
He has been the listening ear when I needed to talk things through.
Do you ever just need to keep talking until the “right” words come to you? Well my husband has always been the one to sit there (even if I can totally tell his mind is on the oreo’s he really wants to get up and get) and listen until I get out what I really am trying to say. My mind is jumbled and he lets me vent until it is all out.
He has been the one to give me a hug when I am feeling most frustrated with situations.
There have been times throughout our marriage I am so frustrated with people, situations, and everyday life, and out of no where he comes behind me and gives me a hug. I will admit with how mad I am I have been the one to shrug it off and say, “I am mad can’t you see!?” But he gives me a hug and I know he is trying his best to be there for me when he has no idea how.
He has made me laugh during the times I was crying.
I only have a handful of times I really just broke down and cried about something serious. (meaning most of our marriage I feel like we have been pregnant and I would cry over things such as someone cut me off in traffic….) But the times where I had work situations and would come home crying, he was the one to make a joke about the whole thing and make me laugh forgetting why I was crying to begin with.
He quickly forgives me when I make mistakes at home.
I make mistakes. I make a lot of mistakes not just at home and I am not perfect. But when I do make mistakes he once again is there to comfort me when I least deserve it.
He is always there to support me. Through the good, the bad and the ugly.
We have hard times, happy times and plain moments where I just could not see how it would turn around the next day. But through it all he supports me and is the one to say, “we will figure it out.” He supports me even when I doubt myself the most.
He gives me compliments when I feel my worst.
I hate this one. Ha! I have tons of days I am at my worst. I feel gross, my pants don’t fit, my hair is a mess, and “I don’t have any shirts to wear.” He whips out a compliment about how beautiful I look or how great the house looks (even though I am sure the only thing that changed since he got home from work was the kids being put to bed…) Even if it is not true I love hearing it!
He never leaves the house without kissing me goodbye.
One of my favorites! Each morning before he leaves, I feel a kiss on my forehead. Before we go to bed it is the same thing. I need this. It makes me feel loved and even in the moments I pretend to keep sleeping, I know he will still do it regardless if I am awake or not.
He is the one friend I NEED the most everyday.
Lastly he is the one friend I need. I never knew I needed to have a best friend like him until we met. I fell in love with him fast. I loved him then, I love him now and I will love him for all eternity. So the things I never new I needed? Well they aren’t things at all. The only thing I need in life is him by me, everyday.
So Happy Anniversary love. I will try to be everything you need in life and more as the years come. Thank you for making my life an adventure. Thank you for being my husband. Thank you for being the most wonderful father to our children. Thank you for being here for me through everything.
Thank you love, for starting and ending my day with a kiss.