It has been a great time. We have four happy, healthy children and a happy home. Less work and more play would be nice, but we'll take what we can. Like a roller coaster, we have had our ups and downs, we have raced around and sometimes we screeched to a halt. Through it all, we were able to focus on what was important and hold things together.
The past eighteen months have been difficult, but much like the rest of our lives together, I wouldn't change a thing. The woman I married is the toughest person I know. I had a front row seat as she fought for her life, not just once, but several times. It was difficult to watch, there was nothing I could do for her. I prayed a lot, and I cried a lot, and I loved her. The thought of a life without her was unimaginable. But, during the times when I was preparing for the worst, she would surprise us all and pull through. Her will to live was amazing. To see her now, you wouldn't know she was ill.
We have learned to take each day and savor it. We don't know what tomorrow will bring, but we have today, and we'll take it. We've learned to let the little stuff go, it's not worth it.
I do know that she is all that I want, and more than I deserve. I'm the lucky one in this relationship.
I don't know when we will be able to celebrate our anniversary, things are a little busy right now. I will try to make our celebration special for her, she's earned it.