Anniversaries make me nostalgic. My mind wanders to what was happening at this precise time, 5 years ago. I was starting to get ready. I was likely on the balcony of the hotel, writing in my journal. That is one thing I am so glad I did on my wedding day - took the time to journal. I am normally an anxious person, but I remember being perfectly calm that day. I felt grateful. Happy. Perfectly content. Excited.
I told Ian that in some ways it feels like we have been married for far longer than 5 years. Probably because our marriage has seen a lot of struggles that I never would have anticipated when we said I do on that day. We have also seen miracles, generosity, and absolute pure love during that time. That is a lot to witness in 5 years.
But I also told Ian that in some ways it feels like we just got married. Those same feelings that I felt on our wedding day still remain. Grateful. Happy. Perfectly content. Excited.
Happy Anniversary, Ian!