Days, weeks, and years seem to just fly by. This month is my husband’s and my tenth wedding anniversary! TEN! It’s flown by but at the same time, I feel like we’ve always been married. How is that possible?
We’ve been through so much in the last 13 years between college, career changes, raising a small human, and the list goes on. An unexpected challenge I was handed in this life is chronic illness. I’m so very grateful to have been feeling pretty well the last 6 months or so, but it’s always around this time of year that I’m reminded just how much my husband has been there for me through my battle with this disease. We were only married for about 10 months when I was diagnosed. We had no idea how it would change our lives.
I’ve gotten really ill a few times and every single time he’s stepped up to the plate and taken over my duties as well as continued his own. When I was too ill to get out of bed for weeks, he worked, took care of our daughter, cooked, cleaned, washed laundry, took care of the pets, and still was able to take care of me. I will never forget the unconditional love he has shown me over the years. He’s so patient when we have plans but I’m not feeling well enough to follow through. He’s never been upset that we were late because of my anxiety (which unfortunately, is common with this disease). He has stood by the vows we took almost ten years ago, not knowing just how much “in sickness and in health” would mean to our marriage.
I’ve been trying to decide what kind of meaningful gift I want to give him for our anniversary, and finally decided! I’ll spill the beans after I’ve given it to him. We have done a couple fun things this month and we have dinner plans on our anniversary. This one kinda snuck up on us. A few years ago we wanted to do something big for year ten – a trip maybe. This year we will just enjoy each other’s company and reminisce about our relationship. We have the rest of our lives to take a trip. ❤️