|Officially a Mr & Mrs!|
I'm sure there are those of you out there that can agree--some days it feels like it's only been 2 months, and other days it feels like 20 years!
And I will be the first to tell you--the past five years have been happy, but not a walk in the park. Marriage is hard work. Throw two people together with their finances, opinions, religious backgrounds, dirty socks, bad habits, tampons and you've got one helluva pairing.
Then just for fun, add infertility into the mix.
When we tossed out the birth control after a year and a few months of marriage, we thought we were prepared to get pregnant and have a family. Well, we were--but we were not prepared for the toll the quest of becoming parents would have on our relationship.
We suffered.....we yelled at each other, we withdrew emotionally, we lost our tempers, we stopped functioning as a couple.
There were some truly dark, dark days.
We survived....we hugged, we talked, we went to counseling, we laughed, we grew stronger as a couple.
Of course not all of our triumphs and dark moments have been because of infertility--we fight like any couple. Just last night I was nagging him about a honey-do-list and he was leaving the dishes in the sink. But we kiss and make up. We put Oman down for bed together and sing him a song...then we sat holding hands on the couch.
I am incredibly thankful I get to spend next week with my husband of five years with a margarita in my hand and sand between my toes.
|Hands in the sand five years ago...|