Its hard to believe its already been an entire year since Carlos and I got married (our wedding was on October 18, 2012). So much has happened during the course of a year, which admittedly, required a lot of changes and adjustments on both our ends. Married life takes some getting used to, but I have to say, it is such an amazing feeling to be committed to the person you love, who also loves you back.
In the day-to-day nitty gritty, we’ve learned how to compromise and be kind to each other; as well as put fights on pause while we attend to more important things (something I’m sure most married couples can relate to). Issues we used to argue about are suddenly so petty, they are not even worth fighting about! I guess at the back of our minds we’re thinking we have our whole lives to spend with each other, it may not be worth the time and energy to argue about every little thing that comes our way. And besides, we have more important things to attend to, like cooking, cleaning and laundry (haha). Right now, our little abode cannot accommodate a stay-in maid, so its really up to us to pick up the slack.
The best thing about being married though is having a partner you can depend on. I am so lucky to have such a responsible, dependable husband who cares about the things I care about. Of course, I also have to understand that he has a life of his own and that he is also very busy, but I really appreciate the fact that he takes initiative to help out and be present. I can only hope that I am the same for him, though I think I am also very dependable when I am not so busy haha.
One year may not seem like a lot of time, especially for those of you who have been married for 10-15 years. But I think its good to celebrate each year that passes. I have to say, its been a pretty good year–so far, so good! We’ve got SO MUCH to learn still, but as long as we take it one day at a time, and face challenges as they come, I think we will be okay. One question we constantly ask each other is: are you happy? I think as long as we both keep answering YES, then we’ll be okay.
So to the love of my life, my best friend and husband, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to us! Here’s to a lifetime of beautiful memories together.