Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary To Us!!!

Today is Scott and my anniversary. We've been married for 5 whole years!! Wow, it's really gone by fast. There's a reason that this year is so important to me. As a lot of you know, I majored in Sociology, so I know a lot of statistics about certain social problems. One thing I did learn in one of my classes is that the majority of couples who end up getting divorced do it within the first 5 years of marriage. So, we've made it past that scary mark. Ok, that's kind of silly for me to write that because divorce has never been an option for Scott and me and it never will be because Scott and I are always willing to work on ourselves and our relationship together (although I realize that no one ever goes into a marriage thinking that they are going to get divorced. It usually ends up happening after one or both members of the couple won't work on the marriage or their faults anymore). In fact, I've grown to love my husband more and more each year that I am with him, and our marriage seems to get better and better. We've learned to deal with each other's faults and accept them, rather than try to change each other as we probably did more at the beginning of our marriage. Scott reminded me a couple of weeks ago about something that our sealer told us in the Oakland temple the day we got married. He was talking only to us and told us that sometimes when he sits down with a couple before they get married that he has a bad feeling about them. He told us that he had a really good feeling about us and our marriage. Anyway, I know that Scott and I will be together forever and I am incredibly grateful for that.

Don't get me wrong, our marriage isn't perfect. We fight and get annoyed with each other. Usually our fights end up in giving each other the silent treatment until we feel good enough about it to talk to each other. One thing I am very proud of, though, is that I can't think of a single time in our marriage that Scott has ever yelled at me. It's not in his nature to yell and get incredibly angry. I am grateful for that because I don't know if my sensitive heart would be able to handle that.

I love our relationship. Scott and I are both somewhat reserved, laid back people and not many people know that we love to sing loudly (even though we both have terrible voices) and dance with Hannah, do group hugs and kisses, and make fun of each other. I enjoy my husband's sense of humor because I have a similar sense of humor. We can both be sarcastic and like to tease each other. I think we've both learned to laugh at ourselves more since the beginning of our marriage.

One thing I love is that my husband says almost everyday, "Mommy's the best, isn't she?" to Hannah, even though I obviously know that I'm not the best. He makes me feel like I'm a good mother and wife, even if I don't feel like I am sometimes.

Anyway, I won't go on and on, but I am grateful for the 5 years of marriage that we've had together. I am excited to see what else is in store for us over our lifetime together.

Five years ago

My husband skipped his class tonight to take me out to dinner. It really meant a lot to me considering the fact that this semester I don't usually get to see him until 7pm every night.


Hollie said...

Congratulations! I can't believe it's been five years. However, you two look like babies in that wedding pictures. What a cute, happy couple!

Jen said...

I forgot you got married in April. Happy Anniversary! We think you two are a perfect match. We love Scott! He is hilarious, and so good with the kiddos.

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JIll said...

Wow, 5 years already!!!!Congrats!! You guys are a great couple and great people!Love ya both!

RachelBarker said...

congrats! I will feel t he same way about the 5 yr. mark because we have too MANY people that we know that didn't make it to 5 yrs.

Marc and Stacy said...

FIVE YEARS!!!! Such an accomplishment-because of those statistics that you shared with me, I'm counting down the days until our 5 year mark this year too! :) Congratulations!!!