Today is our 1 year anniversary. Maybe someday I’ll write a post on how to survive your first year of marriage, but I’m not sure most people would do it the way we have. We paid off all our debt, I quit my job, we got pregnant on purpose, Will finished his second year of college while working full time and fulfilling his duty to the National Guard, I started my own business and we bought our first house. Talk about squeezing a lot into one year!
We’ve driven each other crazy over the last year, that’s for sure, and had a few fights along the way. But I only made him sleep on the couch once, and I can’t even remember why. There have been a few tears and luckily a good portion of them have also come from laughing. We’ve also had countless tickle fights and been silly and found the best ways to make fun of each other to make our days more fun.
I did the math when we got married to see how old we would be if we make it to 50 years (because I’m weird like that). I’ll be 74 and he’ll be 77 if we’re blessed to both live that long. I don’t want to rush time, but I can’t wait to see what marriage has in store for us in the next 50 years.
In fact, year 2 should be pretty exciting in itself. We get to become parents (I can’t wait to see Will become a dad and find out who our little baby looks like more), continue making improvements to our new home, Will will continue to work on toward his Bachelor’s degree and I’ll continue working on building my business. I have it all planned out, but I know that we’ll probably be doing things I never imagined just like I could never have envisioned our lives at this point one year ago today, and that’s the exciting part.
So here’s to taking more pictures, making more memories and adding on to our story together. Will, thank you for putting up with me and supporting me (financially and emotionally) as I took a leap into self-employment. I love you!