My husband and I have known each other for over 10 years. We were friends for the longest time and in 2013 we started dating. In 2018 we got married and we also welcomed our little girl into this world. Today is our anniversary and I’m actually really excited.
I thought that maybe after so long of dating, that maybe this would just feel like any other anniversary. I was so wrong. While, of course, all our other anniversaries were special, this one feels more special to me. A whole year of marriage.
The first year of marriage is exciting. Sure, we were dating and living together for five years, but marriage made it different. It took me a whole year to finally get used to calling him my husband and not my boyfriend. We filed our taxes together instead of separately this year. While we had celebrated holidays before, this past year we were celebrating them for the first time being married.
All right, so the differences were really small. Honestly, the most it probably changed was the fact that we now checked married and not single on forms. Regardless, of all that, it felt so nice to wake up today and be able to celebrate a year of marriage.
We’re not perfect. We both mess up. We can say mean things to each other. We also support each other though. We understand when the other is struggling. We recognize that we can talk to each other. We are each other’s safe places. I love him and I know he loves me. I’m happy with how our relationship has grown and how we have gotten to where we are now.
Here is to a whole year of firsts that I got to have with my husband and best friend. I’m so excited for all the things in our future. I wouldn’t want to grow with anyone else.
I just want to make sure everyone knows that as long as you’re in a healthy relationship, then it doesn’t matter if you’re married or not. Sure, I’m happy I’m married, but your relationship is also valid if you never want to get married.
Let me know what you think! I always love hearing your feedback and thoughts!