This week my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. Seven years of marriage feels like it has gone very fast. At the same time, we have been through a lot of ups and some very hard downs in that time.
We have been together for over 14 years, with a few breaks here and there prior to getting married. The last seven years have been the best. Not the most fun, carefree times of our relationship, but the most connected times.
I can honestly say that I love him more now than the day we were married. We have both grown together and our relationship has grown as a result. We have worked out how to best support each other through the hard moments. How to move on after arguments. How to break through those times where we are feeling ‘stuck’. We know what each other needs to be happy and try to give each other the space they need to do those things. We work together as a team.
We balance each other out. We are stereotypical left brain driven (him) and right brain driven (me) and while this can cause a few issues because we are so different in how we think, we are learning to use these differences to complement each other and work better together.
I would be lying if I said that having a happy relationship is easy, because it isn’t. We have to work at it. But it is worth it.
I feel grateful every day (almost) that I married him. Here is to many, many more anniversaries.
Looking back over my wedding photos and looking at my wedding dress in the cupboard I remember how much fun we had on the day. Lots of fun, dancing, and love. I think that for our tenth anniversary I might host a party where everyone comes dressed in their wedding dress or other fancy dress that they never get to wear. I loved my dress and would love an excuse to wear it again. If you know me in real life, look out for your invitation in about three years time!