Three Years, Three Things

Three years of marriage with one guy... a total of eight years with one person is a long time to say the least. In all the years we've been together, Ray and I have gone through a lot of life together. In our 8 years of being together, we've seen each other graduate, get new jobs, celebrated promotions, mourned deaths, endured long distance, consoled each other through family struggles, had a car accident scare, we had a lots of fights, we've had doubts, we reassured one another, we have progressed in various ways with our walks with Christ, we've traveled, we got engaged, we got married, we bought a house, we got a puppy, and we had a beautiful baby. 

I'm sure I'm missing a few things here and there. The point is, we've done a lot of life together and I know there's more in store. This post is dedicated to us! Here's to you. Here are three things I've learned about marriage from being with you. 

1. Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do. This is something Ray ALWAYS says to me when I tell him, "But I want you to do it because you want to." Thus is life...

Here is writing Christmas cards for me because I think he has better handwriting than I do when all he wants to do is lie down and relax. 

Here is writing Christmas cards for me because I think he has better handwriting than I do when all he wants to do is lie down and relax. 

2. Don't take everything so seriously. If there's one thing Ray and I have learned in our relationship, it's to take everything in strides. Embrace the tough moments. Turn it into good ones or funny ones.

Locking the husband outside for being cranky. It's OK, I opened it shortly after and his crankiness continued but we got a good laugh out of this.

Locking the husband outside for being cranky. It's OK, I opened it shortly after and his crankiness continued but we got a good laugh out of this.

3. Always remind each other you are treasured even when you're not feeling your greatest. 

Maternity photo shoot last winter (2015). Even with getting my makeup done I didn't feel at all pretty during my pregnancy with Riv. Completely swollen and uncomfortable. This guy always reminded me to feel beautiful. 

Maternity photo shoot last winter (2015). Even with getting my makeup done I didn't feel at all pretty during my pregnancy with Riv. Completely swollen and uncomfortable. This guy always reminded me to feel beautiful. 

Happy three years to my guy. Thanks for being and can't wait for new adventures.