Monday, October 10, 2011

The Honeymoon Phase

Well, the honeymoon is officially over. V and I celebrated our first anniversary last week. Of course, we've been together 4 1/2 years, so it was only officially the honeymoon phase.

It's been kind of a tough year though, so I'm not sure we got to enjoy our first year of marriage as much as we should have. Sure, there were plenty of good times too. But the miscarriage and unemployment overshadowed a lot of it.

I'm hoping our second year is just a little easier on us. We're kicking it off with a vacation that we probably can't afford but is desperately needed. We need to get away from ovulation and pregnancy tests, from the uncertainty of my career path, from the stresses of co parenting with his ex.

Our life has never been easy, but it's not a bad life. In fact, it's mostly a great life. We usually have to struggle a bit before things work out, and I think that's what ultimately defines us as a couple.

So here's to year two. A year that has the potential to be both wonderful and life- changing.

Happy Anniversary, V. You're the best husband and father anyone could ever ask for.