Five years ago, I said “I do” to my husband and his children.
Five years ago, I vowed to stand by him – and them – to love, honor, cherish and obey him and to love his children as my own.
Five years ago, my family of three doubled and we became a family of six.
I used to think it was weird that people would say congratulations when they would learn of how long we’ve been married until I decided that yes.
We DESERVE that. We’ve earned it. We are STILL married, five years later.
And while that might not seem like a huge feat to most, in the short five years we’ve been married, we’ve been through so much. We’ve remodeled a house, moved, I’ve lost a job, and we’ve been through two custody battles. That doesn’t count the normal “getting to know you in a married way” challenges that all marriages face.
We’ve worked hard at blending this family and we’ve struggled. We’re working through things. It’s not been easy, but each day that we decide to keep on going and not give up when it gets too hard is a good day.
So yes. Congrats are in order. Happy 5th anniversary! I love putting the fun in dysfunctional with you.