I said awhile ago that I was going to recap mine and Jon’s first year of marriage. So far, that hasn’t happened, but I’m feeling a little nostalgic today so why not! If you all missed it, here’s a link to Part 5 of our love story (we had a lot of history), which contains links to the rest of our love story!
We went from this
(Tikrit, Iraq- 2008)
(One year wedding anniversary- 1-24-15)
I think it’s safe to say that after a little over a year of marriage, I love my husband more than I could have thought possible. we have been through so much in our relationship together in the last seven years- dating in Iraq, a break up, long distance, living together, another short break up followed by over a year apart, and then moving back in together and getting married! I almost called off our actual wedding right before it happened (pre-wedding freak out- totally normal, guys)!
But this guy is my absolute best other half imaginable. He has been supportive of me 100%, even when it meant leaving him right after our wedding so that I could do travel nursing! He makes everything in this life seem possible.
It definitely takes an effort to adjust to life together (not that we weren’t working on it while living together before we were married). I can’t just think about breaking up with him over him leaving laundry on the floor every day (I’ve even accepted that I will just always be the one to put his clothes in the hamper). I can’t just get mad at him and try to kick him out of my house. He’s going to be there for the. rest. of. my. life. We have adjusted to each other and we have made things a priority just because of the other person. He helps me clean now almost every time I ask him and he can follow a to-do list like nobody’s business these days. I’ve learned to tolerate football and baseball on TV all the dang time because that’s how he likes to relax.
I enjoy my time with him more than I ever have before. I look forward to spending time with him and love going to get coffee with him and having him to run errands with. I love that he makes me laugh all the time. I married me a funny man who also happens to love my furballs.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have my husband as my partner for life. I love making decisions together about buying new Jeeps or planning trips to Europe together (I’m almost positive that we’re going to go to EUROPE in June! Thank the laaaawwwwd for vacations!) or talking about babies together. I love growing up with him and building our life together. I can’t wait to see what happens next in our life!