January 14th was our 5th year anniversary of our wedding. Wow it goes by so fast. I cannot believe I can say I have been married that long.
First, I want to say how much I love my husband. He is my best friend and I cannot express how blessed I am that I have him in my life. Jason is so caring and sweet and patient. He has helped me become a better woman. We have endured MANY MANY challenges together and I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful rock on my side. I want him to know how proud I am of him. He works hard for our little family and does so well. I am so proud of how well he is doing with school. Jason, you are the most amazing man. Your really are my best friend and the love of my life. I love you and thank you for how patient you are with me. We have seen each other through some very tough things and I am sure there are more trials to come but I want you to know that I could not ask for a better support. I cannot wait to share the rest of my life with you.
As for how we celebrated that landmark (at least to us so far) annivesary....well we were both sick. I think I had in my mind that our 5 year would be this grand celebration! Instead we both were coughing like crazy, went through at least one box of tissue EACH (easily), Jason had a fever, and we both went to bed around 6:30. Exciting. But in a strange way it was a great way to celebrate. We spent the day just us. Although very sick and not all together with it we were able to enjoy our day and not make a big deal of it. To me the best part of being married and just being with your best friend always.
There are a great many things about marriage that I think surprise me or that I never thought came with it. But I think the thing that surprised me the most is the sweet perspective it gives you on your parents (both sets of you) marriage. Mom and Dad Haws, and Mom and Dad Day both have anniversaries coming soon and I thank them both for the love and the support they continue to give us. But what I mean is I look at my parents and I think how sweet they are. I know I put them through and lot, and I know their children continue to test their limits but their love and endured it all. I love that after 26 almost 27 years my parents are still so in love and still stand by each other's side and show me what I have to look forward too. And look what came from their love.
Its funny but I want to thank both sets of our parents for how amazing they are and how they continue to teach us, ESPECIALLY for the ways they teach us with things they don't know are teaching. Also we are so happy for you all to celebrate the years you have had together, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PARENTS!!!
And Jason, I am excited to see where life takes us and Thank you for being my hero for the last 5 years! I love you!!