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Friday, November 4, 2016

One Year Later



One year ago today I married my best friend. I'm not really sure what I expected to happen in my first year of marriage, but I'm so grateful for the way that things have happened. I love that the Captain and I do things our own way, not exactly how we've seen it done. 
Some days we do absolutely nothing but watch Netflix, some days we go adventuring. Marriage has been beautiful and hard and absolutely fantastic. Sometimes I'm still amazed that I don't get sick of him. We daydream all the time about how someday we'll find a way that we can both work from home so that we can be together all the time. Sometimes we go and hang out with our friends by ourselves, and even though we enjoy that time with people we love and care about, we still miss each other. 
This past year has been such a growing year for me. I have found out so many things about myself that I didn't know. Good things, but also things that I wanted and needed to change to be a better person. Like learning to be ok with being late sometimes, or to go with the flow when things don't go the way that I thought they would (I have realized that I have a lot of expectations!). 
The Captain has been beyond patient with me. He's been so humble and willing to do whatever it takes to make me happy. In fact, since we got married the Captain has been writing me books. When I say writing me books, I mean that he takes a little journal and writes in it every day, something that I did that made him happy, or some sacrifice I made that he noticed. He always tries to make me feel like I am a good person, even when I feel like I am terrible. 
This past year hasn't always been easy. We've had our trials and our fights, but I love the security that comes from knowing that even when he's mad at me, he loves me. Even when he's upset, he's not going to leave. We both have chosen to stay in this for the long haul, and that makes knowing that when things aren't working  it's just another problem to work on together. 
I am so grateful for this past year. I can't imagine what life would have been like without him, and I'm glad that we have so many new memories together. I have loved the ride so far, both ups and downs. I can't wait to see what the next year holds.
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