14 June 2011

Happy Anniversary!!!

Last week, David and I celebrated our 15th anniversary (June 8). We had a lovely time strolling through the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium and finishing the day with a great meal at Applebee's. We then spent the evening at our hotel room talking, reconnecting, and looking through our wedding album and wondering at how young and hopeful we looked on that day.

I was proud then to marry the love of my life, and I am still proud to be David's wife. We have gone through so much and are still working to come back to each other. It is confusing at times. We love each other very much, and yet still live apart. We attend church together each Sunday, and see each other often during the week. I am learning to "live in the moment" and just enjoy the time we have together. We are both learning to understand and be more gentle with each other. We also sometimes dream of a future together; the house we might live in, the things we might do together, the life we could build.

What does this all mean? I don't know. Today David will decide if he wants to continue with marriage counseling. I have asked if if it means its over if we don't, and he said no. I pray that we do continue, because I think we are just starting to learn some important things that can strengthen our marriage. But I shall see, and I pray for strength to accept whatever direction we take next.

For now, we still love each other and are still working together. There have been a few arguments and tears (on my part - I tend to cry easily), but I feel we have worked through them and realize no couple has a perfect relationship.

I still believe in "happily ever after" and I still have faith . . .

David and me on our 15th wedding anniversary - 8 June 2011

8 comments:

Ashley said...

Happy Anniversary, Angela :)

I am thinking about you and Dave. You're a strong woman.

Hugs.

Tyler and Kathryn said...

I was able to overcome my ED so much faster when my husband started going to counseling with me. Our relationship grew into something much deeper than I ever imagined. I can't say things are now perfect but I am certainly the happiest I've ever been.
Happy Anniversary, you have amazing faith, never let it falter. I will send prayers your way.

The Woollen Typist said...

Congratulations on you anniversary. Glad to see that you are both very much together (even if not living together for now).
Hope things keep going from strength to strength for you booth. xx:)

I Hate to Weight said...

Happy Anniversary.

it's wonderful that you're working together. there is so much love between the two of you.

i'm praying for you both

Angela said...

Happy Anniversary! Your marriage looks very hopeful, and I pray that you will both stay together and live happily ever after!

Tiger said...

i'm so happy you had what sounds like a lovely anniversary!

you are a strong woman. you handle things with such grace (and it's ok if that's only when written and sometimes you feel like a wreck privately.)

.... concerning your post before: any developments with the cancerous lesions??

Missy said...

Sometimes it's okay to settle for "I don't know" yes?

kris said...

I know I'm reading this late, but it sounds like you had a happy anniversary. You are amazingly strong to be going through what you are going through and keeping such a positive attitude. I'm really happy to hear that David came back and that the two of you are working together. I know you don't know me, but nonetheless I will keep you two in my prayers.