I’m not really sure how today we are celebrating 5 years of marriage. Are we really 5 years, 1 child and a farm later?! Everyone tells you time flies. I always believed them but I had no idea how fast goes. It’s so much quicker than I could have imagined it being.
When we were getting married we had no idea what was in our future. I will never forget how amazing that day was. We were surrounded by friends and family who traveled from all over the country to support us. The day was perfect… Other than the stomach flu that I was hit with the day before our wedding. And the piece of farm equipment that almost burnt our barn down. But no worries, everything turned out perfectly and the equipment fire was kept so secret we didn’t know until the next morning.
Little did I know that the days would only get better. We survived highs and lows of marriage just like every other couple. We struggled through two pregnancy losses and infertility. My husband was my rock through all of that. My emotions and hormones were roller coasters and he was by my side supporting me and believing we would be parents.
We survived a high risk pregnancy that included a lot of trips to the hospital, me being stuck in a bed and a premie who was a total surprise and healthy. He is the best teammate I could ever imagine for surviving the world with an independent toddler. Eric, thank you for always being the calm and cool voice when I am freaking out. I don’t know what I would do without you.
Now we have done this crazy thing in taking the farm over together. We went from seeing each other a few hours a day to being in each others space all the time. We are figuring out this new phase of our life and I cannot wait to see how we handle it together.
Eric, thank you for always being strong, hard working and loving. Calli and I love you dearly and we are so thankful for you. Even if we aren’t great at showing it all the time. I cannot wait to see what the next 50 years of marriage bring us.