Monday, October 11, 2010
Today is my 7th wedding anniversary. I am one to always acknowledge that marriage is not an easy path but one that requires work and effort and committed love. C and I have been together for over 12 years and I can honestly say that I am still madly in love with him. I choose to love and accept that he is complicated, sometimes dark, often silly, at times inappropriate, dangerously handsome (at least I think so), insanely intelligent, loyal, a wonderful father, a challenging partner, and without a doubt the love of my life.
Sometimes I feel badly for people that have this romantic idealized view of marriage, because it simply is not that and by thinking it is you miss out on the actual pleasure of the journey of marriage and partnership. The dirty gritty part of being in love is often what makes you grow and evolve the most as a person and your love deepen and flourish.
I plan on celebrating anniversaries with C until the day I die even if it means sometimes having to work hard at it and being open to myself evolving, him evolving, and our love evolving. Because I have faith we will keep evolving for the better even if sometimes those growing pains hurt.
I love you my sweet man.
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