Promises to My Husband on Our 4th Anniversary
today marks my 4th year of married life aka officially wifestylin’!
i am a bit freaked out at how quickly it’s gone by but am mainly impressed with how our love has evolved since september 3, 2010.
if you’ve been reading for a while, then you may remember how last year my hubs closed down a store for me to privately shop around (and it’s probably not the store you’d imagine). he is an impressive man.
each year on our anniversary, i agree to relinquish some of my obsessive need to plan out everything because my husband loooves surprises so i have no idea what he has in store on this fine wednesday. all i know is that i have to be done with my work by 2:30pm and i need to be hungry. easy enough.
thinking back to 4 years ago, no way did i picture that we would just be returning from thailand (i still have a post or two up my sleeve about our recent travels), or that we’d have a world championship under our belt that lead to starting a business together or most astonishing to me is that we would have a dog (truly).
what i did picture involved me still being happily married and most importantly having fun with my husband.
he’s the man that makes me laugh, and laughs the hardest at my wise cracks.
he’s the man that loves me truly, even with all of my flaws.
he’s the man that still opens car doors for me and tells me he thinks i’m sexy but my mind is even sexier.
he’s the man that gives me the best bite of his cookie or PB&J sandwich, because even though those are his favorites, it brings him greater pleasure to share them with me (he’s more selfless than me).
he’s the man who shares his full self with me and gives room for us to grow together and individually.
he’s the man i choose to spend forever with and a choice we make every day we wake up.
that being said, we have our fair share of tough days and hard decisions, but we made a commitment to one another that our marriage is both of our priorities.
of course marriage is not all butterflies and lollipops because let’s face it, even butterflies get annoying and no one likes the blue lollipop all the time. on the flip side, i don’t think marriage should be expressed as “game over” or “ball and chain” either because when it comes down to it, the happiness and love you feel in your marriage is directly linked the both of you.
it’s been fun to relive our love story and something that brings a smile to both of our faces to think back on our past, appreciate our present and plan our future together.
in case you missed it, here’s some top posts on our story:
*how we met
so happy anniversary to you today mr. avery and here are my promises to you:
i promise to put my best self forward and appreciate in advance your patience when that self is hard to find.
i promise to continue to share my thoughts, love and respect with you.
i promise to strive for a life of meaning with you.
i promise to continue to stretch myself and grow into my fuller capabilities as a human.
i promise to be a woman and wife you are proud to have by your side.
i promise to try not to make you laugh when you are drinking milk, because that stuff burns coming out of the nose.
ps. he surprised me with a post of his own this today about what it’s liked to be married to ‘the new wifestyle’