While cleaning out my nightstand yesterday I found this sweet note. It was given to me several months ago before my wedding.
Before I got married there was no shortage of advice coming my way. I got everything from "you should've done this sooner, your eggs are dying"...to "you're crazy to be getting married so young, back out while you still have the chance."
Of course these were the extremes. I also got so many bits of wisdom, coming from a place of love.
- "Never let the fun die."
- "Do everything together around the house, teamwork is key."
- "Always put each other first."
- "Life is hard, marriage is easy when you marry your best friend."
- "Its going to be harder than you think." (obviously the last two people weren't on the same page)
The list goes on and on... But the one that resonated with me the hardest was from Abbie and Sara. Be brave. Honestly, no one in my life has ever told me relationships require bravery. Why not? It seems most people are under the impression that when it comes to relationships, it should be comfortable.
The week before our wedding was our 5th anniversary. In honor of our last five years together I surprised Justin with a backyard full of little reminders of all of our anniversaries.