Friday, August 15, 2014

The First Year of Marriage

I always thought my first year of marriage would be easy...
We would be in our "honeymoon phase". We would be happy and carefree. 
And we surely wouldn't experience any real-life challenges. 
Boy, was I wrong.
Our first year of marriage was full of challenges...loss...heartbreak...sadness...hospitals...and sickness.
But also joy...happiness...laughter...gratitude...and an amazing new home.
We've definitely had our share of good and bad...we've experienced the highest of highs and the very lowest of lows.  But I can luckily say that we are getting through it all together...both by each others side.
 
We are a team...we are in love...
and we are stronger than we were one year ago today.
 
This weekend we will be celebrating our love....we will be eating old cake that has been living in our freezer for a year...and we will be popping some champagne and toasting to another year of marriage.
Whatever challenges may come our way...I know we will face them together.
 
(Love you forever, babe! xoxo!)


16 comments:

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Brittany said...

Love this. You're so right. The silver lining about hardships, however awful, is that they will bring the two of you closer together. Happy Anniversary!

Meredith said...

Happy Anniversary!!

P!nky said...

What a beautiful post. I'm so sorry your first year was filled with so much tragedy, that's heartbreaking. My heart goes out to you!

But, I'm glad you had each other to lean on and grow with. happy anniversary :)!

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations! :)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Happy Anniversary! Most people say the first year is the hardest. Here is hoping you have more up's than down's in the years to come.

Jordon said...

Isn't it crazy how you love them so much more now than you did then?? Happy Anniversary dear!

Kayla MKOY said...

I know your first year of marriage wasn't exactly ideal, but girl, like you said! You two are so much stronger and so much deeper in love than you were a year ago :) happy for you, Jax! Enjoy your anniversary!

Erin LFF said...

Happy Anniversary to the most stunning couple ever!! You two survived a LOT in just a year's time which just proves how incredibly strong your love is! :) Muah!

Brianne Bracco said...

A whole year already?! Happy Anniversary you two!!!

Pamela said...

Aw so sweet! Happy anniversary :)

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary!! I'm so glad you two had each other to get through the past year!! :)

Anne said...

Happy anniversary! Enjoy celebrating!

Ericka said...

Happy anniversary!! Hope you enjoyed your weekend :)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Happy anniversary! And I hear you girl, the first year is definitely one of growth... but going through it together only brought me and my hubby closer as well!

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary (belated)! Hope you had a great time celebrating!