5 Years & 5 Lessons

5 Years & 5 Lessons

Today is my 5 year wedding anniversary! We’ve been a couple for 10 and married for 5 and were friends before that in middle school! What we have is rare and special and I’m so happy that I found my life partner so young in life. Today I’m sharing one highlight from each year of our marriage and one lesson for each year! I’d love to hear your own stories in the comments below of how you met your partner!

5 Highlights:

  • Setting up our first shared space & enjoying our first time traveling with each other for our honeymoon.

  • Traveling to an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica and living out one of my dreams of swimming with the dolphins

  • Seeing Swan Lake in the city followed by dinner and drinks
  • Cruise to Mexico, Belize, Honduras

  • Becoming parents & meeting Aubrey face to face

5 Lessons:

  • Be quick to forgive & quick to admit fault
  • Never talk bad about your spouse to others; especially other family. You don’t know what kind of unwanted tensions it could cause
  • Find your partner’s love language and keep their tank full (Highly recommend The Five Love Languages for all couples!)
  • Sometimes love is wanting what’s best for your partner, even if it means that your own plans change
  • Remember the grass is not always greener on the other side, it’s green where you water it. Relationships are ever-changing and need constant attention and love. 

4 years of friendship, 5 years dating, 6 months engaged, 5 years married. 3 Jobs, 2 apartments, 1 baby, lots of laughter, lots of sadness, but nothing that I would want to change. I thank my God every day for giving me this man who has proven time and time again that he is my perfect match. <3

How did you meet your significant other? What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received about relationships?

Tell me in the comments below!

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12 thoughts on “5 Years & 5 Lessons

  1. Happy Anniversary you two. Its so beautiful to see you so happy; to see how many lessons you’ve learned and how you’ve worked together, equally, to make your world work. It’s constant work, that’s for sure. These lessons are perfect. The love language one, as I’m learning, is huge. <3 to you.

    • Thank you! 🙂 Yes, you should read that book it was so helpful for me when we first got married and moved in together.

    • Thanks, Heather! We are going to celebrate with a date on another day when everything’s not a sheet of ice and Aubrey doesnt have a cold. haha!

  2. Thank you sooo much for sharing those 5 lessons. I realized that those lessons are so focused on loving your spouse, and I think that that’s something I need to learn about marriage before I get married (if I get married); I need to learn that it’s not just about me, but about loving the other person more than myself.

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I love the picture of you and the dolphin and the picture of you pregnant with Aubrey.

    • Thank you! What is your love language? Mine is gifts and I was really surprised that I scored so high on it. Once I thought about it though, little gifts like notes and cards etc always mean a lot to me!

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