It was SEVEN years ago on this date that we walked (well, I walked, he hobbled due to a bad foot, and it is still a running joke) into a courtroom surrounded by family members and became husband and wife. It was nothing fancy, but it was real and true. I believe this is the foundation of our life. We are not a fancy household, financially or otherwise; but we are a home filled with love, laughter, truth, faith and an Au-Some reality.
Our 7 years of marriage have been a wonderful, trying, exciting, terrifying, educational, silly, etc… adventure filled with accomplishments and failures that have all paved the way for us to be the couple we are today. We have not had the smoothest roads, but we also have not had the rockiest either. Some days we are madly in love, and other days we can’t stand each other. There are times when we are so in-sync it is almost scary, then there are times that we cannot communicate to save our sanity. This is life, there is good and bad, there are celebrations and disappointments, there is happy and sad, there are ups and downs, etc… I am VERY THANKFUL to be riding the amazing roller-coaster of life with my wonderful husband!
Life is a journey filled many different paths, some take us through joy and some take us through sorrow; however they all take us where we need to go in order to reach our God-given potential and be the people we are destined to be. There are many paths that I have taken, which I could not have walked (or crawled) down without my husband by my side. He is my rock, he loves me for who I am, supports me always and regardless if he agrees with me or not he stands beside me. We are a united front that is not easily divided; however that does not mean we are always in agreement. We have many disagreements and varying views on many things life throws our way. Even on our first date we could barely find a topic we agreed on and saw in the same light. He sees the world as black and white, whereas I see it as shades of gray with many rainbows. Again I cannot help but feel that is why we are so perfect for each other. We take the two ends of the spectrum that our backgrounds have afforded us, and we create a middle ground, so that our children will have the best of both worlds.
We are far from perfect, we do not live in a world of constant sunshine and rainbows, and we struggle some days just to survive and face another day. We are human, we are flawed and we are extraordinary! Our marriage has been filled with many wise choices and many mistakes; however we are still going strong after 7 years and cannot wait to see what the next 50+ will hold.
Here is a beautiful video I found on YouTube of “Our” Song:
Autism Proud – Journey With Us – by Jest Tu Positive by Dorothy Stronglove is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.