Philogene_Portraits (37)Today is my wedding anniversary.  Five year ago today I married a pretty cool dude that I get to call my husband.  I have known him for over 17 years and our “friendship turned love affair” has been one of the most long-lasting experiences of my life.  His love and support have been a constant for me.

Our relationship is not perfect.  No one’s is.  We have had our ups and downs, but we still like each other and that makes all the difference.  Love is great, but good luck spending day in and day out looking at someone you don’t really like.  It sounds painful, doesn’t it.  In the five years that we have been married we have moved twice, had two children, experienced one miscarriage, helped mange the healthcare of our moms, and we’ve both switched jobs.  In that time I have also gained 30+ pounds (this baby weight is stubborn as hell), started my writing career and launched JustDiva.  It’s been a busy 5 years.

I thank God for the love we’ve shared and the challenges we’ve faced.  I pray that He gives us the wisdom to navigate whatever lies ahead.  I hope my husband knows that even when get gets on my last nerve (and he does get on my last nerve sometimes) I still would climb the highest mountain and cross the deepest sea just to have him hold me.

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I don’t know what the next five years hold because… well, none of us know.  But, I know that 5 years from now I plan on writing a post on this very same blog, sharing what ten years of marriage has been like.  At that point I will be a week away from my 40th birthday (I will be 35 next week), so I imagine I will have a lot to share. Let the journey to year ten begin.