I've been trying to sit down to write this post ALL day... I just barely made it before midnight!
Today, Chris and I celebrated our 7th anniversary! I posted this picture on my Facebook page... it's just a few of my favorites from the years together. A lot has happened since we said "I do"... and if I had to make the choice, I'd do it all over again! :)
Top 7 Reasons why Being Married is Just the Best:
1. I have no fear.
So, if you can't tell from some of those pictures up there, Chris and I are total nerds. Seriously, we're big goobers... but, you know what? We're big goobers together. One of the absolute best things about being married is that you can totally be yourself, and have no fear that the other person is all of a sudden going to go, "What did you just do?! I don't think this is gonna work out... :/"
Marriage gives us the freedom to completely be ourselves.
Y'all, when you have kids, it's not just your looks that are transferred through DNA. It's personalities too! It's so crazy to me when I see little glimpses of mine and Chris's personalities meshed together in our kids. And, it's fun to think that part of that is a peak into how Chris was as a lil man! :)
When Chris and I found out we were pregnant with Micaiah, we had just been married for a year, we were 21 and 23 years old, and did not have college degrees. But, because we were married, our first reaction (and everyone else's) was excitement and joy! Of course, every baby is a lil miracle and should be celebrated! But, the reaction for most people I've known who are not married when they find out their lil baby is on his/her way is usually, "Oh crap! What are we going to do?!" ...and the joy takes a lot longer to come.
Now, this is more of a "What I Love About Getting Married Young" one... but, still true nonetheless. I actually heard Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty say this about his marriage, and thought "Yes! I love that too!"
Chris and I got married when we were 20 & 22! Very young! But, you know what? Because we were so young, we kind of finished growing up together, we experienced most of our firsts together, and have built everything that we have together. It's just cool. :)
This one is totally generic, I know, but also totally true. Y'all, when I see something hilarious, I want to talk to Chris. When I'm sad, I want to talk to Chris. When I'm bored, I want to talk to Chris. When I'm happy, I want to talk to Chris. And on and on and on.
He's my best friend, and I love that pretty much every day for the rest of my life, I get to hang out and share it all with him. :)
Chris and I have really different personalities... and really different interests. But, we have learned a lot from each other. Chris loves NPR... He listens to podcasts from their radio shows all the time, and constantly has some new facts or some interesting viewpoint to share with me. He has even gotten me listening to some of them, and I've heard several amazing stories! As we experience life, we talk about all of it. And when we face stuff that we just don't quite know what to do with, we figure it out together.
We are very different people now than we were 7 years ago, but as we've grown, I like to think we have gotten better, smarter, and stronger together. :)
We've built a family. We are creating a legacy. In the way we live our life, in the way we treat and raise our kids, in all of it... through our marriage, we have created something that will outlast us. And that is just really amazing. :)
What about y'all? What do you love about being married? Let me know in the comments below!