I will admit that five years ago I was nervous about committing to forever. I had vowed forever before and been hurt deeply as it crumbled beneath me. But I took that leap because moving forward requires courage and faith and there is no one else I would rather take with me on this journey. It has proven to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Today was full of "plot-twists" and disappointments. I would be lying if I said I handled it well. Even as I lost my way, my husband provided a steady rock of shelter. When the tables turn, I do my best to give him this gift too. He always says that is what a relationship is, when one person can't give 100% the other person fills the gap and vis versa. We all have better days and lesser days.
Even without the blessing of our girls, our relationship enhances who we are. It makes us stronger, braver, laugh more, grow more, and love deeper. Somehow our differences bring us compatibilities I never could have imagined.
The last five years have been a wild adventure in the best sense. I'm eager to create the next five years together, and the next fifty years after that.
I'm grateful to have someone to share this life. I'm grateful to get to spend my life with my soulmate. I'm grateful for the lessons we have learned together and the growth we have achieved. I'm grateful for the way we balance each other. I'm grateful for the ways we make each other stronger. I'm grateful for the life we are building and the adventure we are on together.
Who is your soulmate? Who balances you? What relationships enhance each person? Cherish those.
May today remind us how blessed we are to be on this journey with the ones we love. May we find gratitude and love on our adventure. Have a beautiful day!