It’s our 4th Wedding Anniversary!
I want to start this post off with the last paragraph from our third anniversary.
“So here are to many more boring years. Okay, we both know that’s not true. Maybe in Year Three I’ll run the marathon this time or B will do the triathlon. Maybe we’ll go camping somewhere we’ve never been. Maybe the adventure will be in new hobbies or new people. Maybe it will be that Brad picks the apple danish over the cream cheese for once. Whatever new thing we stumble upon, whatever new routine we make, I’m blessed beyond all measure to be tackling every single daily excited or mundane adventure with you in this home we’ve created.”
Well in fact, Brad did do the triathlon. While I didn’t run a full marathon, I did a half marathon while he cheered me on. As for hobbies, I’ve been working on my Italian language. Brad’s too busy for a new hobby because he started his MBA program! Our Sunday mundane rituals are now between making pizza or smoking meats. With all that said, Brad never did pick the apple danish.
It’s funny how a year can change so many things. I hadn’t realized that this time last year, neither one of us had yet to sign up for our biggest races. We would later hustle to get B into Masters School. Though his first day of school would be postponed due to our city flooding in Harvey.
If I could put a another pin on a moment when a part of our marital foundation strengthened, it would be Hurricane Harvey. While we only got close to flooding, it was an exhausting and stressful 5 days. In those days we leaned hard on each other in a way we’ve never had to. Oh how I love that man of mine. I’ve never doubted the rock he is but I feel it in my bones now. As you learned in last years anniversary post, I haven’t always had a normal life. One concept of that was not having someone to lean on, on a daily level. I had people who are still incredibly important to me, but they lived far away. B has changed that part of my life. If it’s in the kitchen, training for a race, or during a natural disaster, I have a relentless rock. While not only am I grateful to have someone in my corner, I too love being able to give it back. What happened during and post Harvey only strengthened that and really brought it full center into our relationship.
So while last year was all about the home we’ve created this year was strengthening it. I’m so proud of all the things this man has accomplished and who he has helped this last year. I’m grateful I have been giving such a loving and caring soul. Thank you everyone who reached out and wished us a Happy Anniversary. I’ve loved seeing your messages.
I’m excited to see what will be in store for next year. Will it finally be a full marathon for me? Will Brad do a full Iron Man? What new routine will be add to the moundane of our life? I hope it’s donut making, that sounds like a good one right?
If you want to read my past Anniversary posts, you can here:
You can also check out my traditional gifts for anniversary guides here:
My 4th Anniversary gift guide will be coming out next week but I’ll link it here once it’s up! Cheers friends!