Monday, December 17, 2012

Four Years Ago

Now I realize that I should have been on top of my game and posted this on Friday but alas, I wasn't that organized. It crossed my mind but at that point it was already the end of the day and Dan and I were out celebrating our anniversary. So, this is a belated anniversary post.

Four years ago I married the most amazing man in the world. He completes me. He balances me out in so many ways and is beyond patient with all my crazy emotional ups and downs. He has always been there for me and has supported me through a lot of crap these past 2+ years and I don't know if I could have made it to the point I am today without him. He always tries to find the good in every situation and points out the silver lining. But he also understands that sometimes all I need is to be held while I cry.

These past four years have taught us both a lot. We have learned that being married isn't always easy, that sometimes we don't see eye to eye, we still fight over stupid things and sometimes we just don't like each other.

But we have also learned to lean on each other for support, that during the hard times we have to work together and get through it. Even when days suck and life seems pointless, we choose to hold each others hand and continue walking. We compromise and realize that there will always be points we differ on, we talk through our fights and forgive each other and at the end of the day, we kiss and tell the other person that we love them.

We have learned to have fun together, to enjoy the little moments, to be spontaneous and adventuresome, to appreciate the nights curled up on the couch watching movies, to not take each day for granted. We have grown and changed and matured over these past four years but we have done so together.

Four years ago, on December 14, 2008, I made the commitment to spend the rest of my life with Dan, for better or for worse. And while there have been some hard times in these past four years, I would not change any of it. Those moments have defined us and strengthened us as a couple and have brought us to the place we are in today. There have also been some great times where we celebrated many happy things and have made a ton of great memories. Four years ago, I made the best decision I have ever made, the day I chose to become Dan's wife.