Lover and I celebrated our 4th Wedding Anniversary yesterday, to be quickly followed by our anniversary of 9 years! Wow, how time has flown.
As I am sure most couples do in the beginning, we spent many conversations adamantly swearing that we would be together “forever” and that we would never become one of the stereo-typical couples that change over the years, grow distant etc.
It is amazing how life so quickly takes over our thoughts. Just like a broom, day to day life sweeps it all aside. It becomes easy to forget little dreams, promises and hopes that we once held close to our hearts. We take advantage of our partner in ways, expecting them to always be there, to never change. We forget all of the joys that we have shared, sometimes getting caught up in the chaos of life itself. We find ourselves in places and roles that we never imagined, and have no choice other than to muddle through. We put on faces that we never intended to wear, but we get past it. We lose each other once in awhile, but we always find each other again.
While we of course believe that we will stay together, each year that passes makes me feel that much more proud of us. It would be great to say that we didn’t slip into some of these situations, the ones that we swore would never happen to us…but, sometimes it is impossible to be in control of everything, and life does get in the way. Through all of our daily struggles, we manage to stick together. We know that we truly love each other.
Happy Anniversary Baby, I Love You…Forever, Longtime, Always