Three years ago today was my favorite day of all time.
After months and months of planning and designing (before Pinterest, I might add…) and trying to make as many people happy as possible, and after 6 years of dating and living together and trying it all on for size, and after a blustery morning Cape Cod wind and rain storm, they sky opened up, the sun came out and I got to marry my person.
It was the best party I have ever been to and ever thrown. I loved every last moment and still remember not being able to sleep that night we were so hopped up and chatty.
It was a magical day.
In the interest of keeping things real, I will tell you that marriage, has not been magical. It has been really friggin' hard.
I know that sounds harsh, and people don't really say that too often, particularly people who write fairly positive and upbeat greeting cards. But it's true. It is the most challenging thing I have ever done, and the most challenging thing we have ever done together. There has been lots and lots of good, and lots to celebrate, but if I am being very honest, I would say, mostly hard.
But as hard as marriage has been, the easiest thing I have ever done is decide to marry him. To choose him. That was a cinch. And we continue to choose eachother every single day, and it continues to be the simplest decision I make and the one that brings me the most joy. We are, day by day, inch by inch, making eachother better people, supporting the people we want to be and accomplishing that together. It is a lot of work, but I can't think of anyone I would rather do it with.
Happy Anniversary Coach! I love you and I love who we are becoming.