“There are four pillars to a happy marriage:
respect one another as individuals; soft answers; financial honesty; family prayer.”
Today marks a mere two years of marriage. Two years. Sometimes I can't believe it's already been two years. Sometimes I can't believe we actually made it two years. Marriage has been challenging. It has been eye-opening, educating, frustrating, and humbling. Marriage has taught me many things about myself, about AJ as well, but mostly about learning to endure to the end. Yet, through all the tiny struggles, it's those moments of laughter, those moments of pure bliss that make the whole thing worthwhile. The small and simple things are what remind me of why I chose him to spend the rest of my life with. He's the one who knows me better than I know myself, can calm me down after a storm, knows exactly what to say to put me in my place, can keep calm and speak reason, can be understanding and kind, yet always finds a way to make me laugh. He's the perfect one for me. One time when I asked him why he married me he said, "Because we're soul mates."
Simple as that.
I believe the key to a happy and successful marriage is this:
“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...” ― Gordon B. Hinckley
(That and shopping money)
Quote of the Day:
While walking single-file through a rack of clothes at Target with AJ at the front he turns back and says to me: "You're walking into a trap."
(*Nice of him to at least warn me that the air between him and I was now contaminated, if you get my drift)