Today is my 5 year wedding anniversary. Five years ago today I walked into a temple of God single, and came out married to my best friend.
I was 20 years old. My husband was 28.
We were both still in college getting our bachelor’s degrees. We were young and silly:But we so made the right choice!
Despite big moves, more schooling, twins, and still practically no money to our name, we are in love. I love my husband so much. He is so important to me. He is my favorite.
Joshua is such a great guy and I cannot believe how much he loves me and the way he still looks at me and smiles with that adorable crooked smile of his. He still buys me flowers just because and tells me I’m beautiful, even when I haven’t showered for two days and am wearing star pajama pants.
He’s my partner in raising our children, and frequently changes diapers, feeds, bathes, hugs, kisses, reads, and plays with our children and so much more. He makes me and the girls dinner all the time, even if he’s eating something else(like a salad). He gives me breaks, lets me sleep in, and loves making me breakfast in bed. He takes the children out by himself so I can have some time alone on those hard/sick days. I am so lucky to have him as my husband. He loves me more than I deserve, because I know I don’t treat him as well as I should be.
Because, my husband, above all, wants to make me happy each and every day.
I am so grateful for a wonderful husband. He’s not perfect and has does a lot of dumb things, but he’s perfect for me.
We forgive each other. We say sorry. We work together toward common goals. We communicate. We divide and conquer. We are companions, partners, team members, friends, and lovers. We balance each others crazy out. We tag-team when we’re just having a rough time dealing with the kids. We’re there for each other, even when we’re mad.
Despite our differences, despite the age gap, despite our stubbornness, despite the stress of multiple children, we have been there for each other through it all, hand in hand. We’ve had some definite lows and we’ve had our definite highs. But, we work through all of life’s challenges together. That is what I love about us. We do everything together. (No, really, we do.) And we generally have a great time together, laughing a lot along the way.