Today is my anniversary, three years and many more to follow. I had no idea I’d have been married for three years at 22 years old. Let alone have two kids in that time. But I wouldn’t give it up for the world. I’m so very blessed to have married the man I did. He is my rock, my best friend, the best father to our children, and my other half. We keep each other grounded. We are for the most part what the other one isn’t. Marriage is a lot of give and take. It’s a lot of work. It’s being there in the worst and best times, not giving up, A LOT of forgiving and A LOT of love. I could’t imagine my life any different. My husband has been the most supportive of all my decisions. He has seen the bad, the good, the ugly, the put together woman I can be; and I of the man he can be. There are the ups and downs, but the good times by far out weigh the bad. Loving him was the best choice I ever made and it all started with an “I think I love you” ❤
So yesterday was the day we flew from my family to my husbands, bittersweet. I’m super excited to be with his side of the family. Plus I have come to love California. I miss my home but this is my home as well. Most people when they get married say your side of the family and my side but my husband and I don’t. Everything is our family. So even though I miss being where I grew up, I love being where my husband grew up as well. Life is a funny thing. When I was growing up I never thought about moving out of Illinois but now here I am with family that’s in California and I couldn’t be happier here and there. Family is family whether you were born, married, or adopted into it, that’s family. So here we are on to the next family of our many 🙂
Can I just start by saying how much I love watching my husband interact with our son. I swear it makes me fall in love with him all over again every time. I love how they both love being around each other. I love that I can see how much Tim loves him and not just saying it. He shows acts of love for Jackson and you can see in his eyes how much he loves him. the bond between Tim and Jackson is indescribable they are so much alike. Seeing them together makes me happy and I love watching them interact. There are times when Jackson just wakes up and Tim comes down the stairs and Jackson just had his head laid on Tim’s shoulder. I swear it melts my heart. The love I have for the two of them has no words. 🙂
My husband and I have definitely had our fair share of problems. We also have had, I think, some of the best ‘practice’ to get through it all. We met in tech/A-school May 2nd, 2015, both straight out of boot camp. He was Navy and I was Air Force. Everyone tells you when you go in not to start a relationship in tech school. I don’t listen very well apparently but hey I got a husband and son out of it. 🙂 We were in Texas for about 4 months total. We were that couple that was together constantly. We had the same training in the same class, would be together hanging out afterwards, we were together most weekends as well. We moved a little fast in the beginning, We met in May, started dating and got engaged in June. Then in July I had to head to Virginia for my second half of training. I was there for about 2 months, we would Face Time almost every night. Then I ended going to Germany in October. That following February we were suppose to take leave and get married but not everything works out the way you want it. We were engaged for ten months. I only got 24 days of leave, we had my family and his family to visit meet and get married. We got married May 2015. In between all that time separated we had our fair share of fights. I was in a foreign country, made new friends, would go out all the time. He was back in the states not knowing any of the people I was with, so in turn not trusting the people I was with, understandably. We fought but, we got through it. We were separated for 10 months, which is awhile when you’ve been with someone almost everyday from the day you’ve met them. Once we finally got married I of course had to come back to Germany, we did a lot better. We had way better communication. About a month after I got back from leave we found out I was pregnant and a month after that he came to be with me. Now, he’s here with me and Jackson. We don’t argue all that much. I mean we have our disagreements but who doesn’t. We have pretty good communication, I like to think. In turn, we never have to wonder when or where the other is at. Being married means you’re two body’s become one, not many people look at marriage that way. You’re not being ‘tied down’, you get to experience the rest of your life with your best friend, soul mate, the one you want to share everything with. That’s what marriage is. Two becoming one, and we do a pretty good job at it.