So, I've had all day to ponder the occasion. Seven years IS a long time. We have experienced a lot as a couple (despite not meeting the generic couple benchmarks like having children).
We've grown up tremendously alongside together. Enough to know we didn't know $hit when we were younger.
We've also grown to understand each other much more than I ever thought possible.
I'm not going to lie, I've felt a little itchy.
But, here we still are.
We've worked very hard the past few years, we're still getting our lives in order, we've experienced profound loss, profound separation, profound anger, and profound love. The simple happy times outweigh all the struggles, though.
Even tonight, I sit here blogging alone while Tim works his second job. Now, I could sit here and stew that I'm spending an anniversary alone. But, I'm not.
Instead I'm thankful I have a husband that is willing to work this hard for us. I miss him yes, but we had a lovely weekend and we've learned to find moments of happiness where we can find them.
So, this post is dedicated to you, Dear Husband. Thanks for pushing me, supporting me, making me laugh, making me happy, and making me see love is always there no matter how difficult things become.
I love you!
Oh, and thank you for the lovely orchids!