Friday, January 11, 2008

The Ramblings of a Bride of Six-Months

I can't believe it's been 11 days since last I wrote. It seems like we have been so busy and yet, as I sit here trying to think of a single event that might be note-worthy, not a thing comes to mind.

Surprisingly on January 14th, we will have been married for six months! That feels like so long and yet, it's funny how we went from a 7 year anniversary to a 6 month one. When I went to the doctor the other day, she asked me how long my husband and I had been married. "Six months," I responded, then immediately felt like I needed to qualify my response: "but we've been together for 7 YEARS," I told her. Why do I care? Does it really matter if she thinks we've been together for five minutes? And yet, on the other hand, why is it that we don't count any of those years in our anniversaries? They weren't any less hard or special or rewarding! Why is it that a piece of paper means more than the 7 years before it? And yet again, why is it that I'm clarifying the status of my relationship to someone I see once or twice a year?

I guess it's just that I pride myself on the fact that we've been together for 7 years. It hasn't been easy. I would never judge a relationship that has endured less than that, but knowing how many relationships end in break-ups and divorce, I just feel proud of how long we've stood by each other. I know it isn't 25 years or even the 30 years my parents have been together...but it's something. I've had to learn to compromise and stand by him even when all I've wanted to do is throw something at him. :-) He's also had to learn to compromise and love me even when I'm being neurotic and obsessive. :-) And I'm proud of that! I'm proud that we've fought and loved each other through the fights. I'm proud that we haven't had a perfect relationship (what two imperfect people could have a perfect relationship?) and that we've stuck through it with each other. And regardless of how many months it's been since we signed a piece of paper, it's still important to celebrate. I just think we need to remember what we're celebrating: loving each other, listening, practicing patience, and continuing to communicate regardless of what hurdles we encounter.

So, Happy Almost 6 Month Anniversary to us!!


~Christina~ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I couldn't agree with you more! Peter and I have been married for about 5 months, but it's already felt like we've been through so much together! Love is never easy but it is certainly worth it.

LittleDreamer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You're cute! Congrats, cuz!

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