Previous installments were 3 Months Into Marriage: Finding Our Rhythm as a Couple, 6 Months Into Marriage: Creating Overlap, 9 Months Into Marriage: Cultivating Laughter, 1 Year Into Marriage: Messy But Beautiful, 1.5 Years Into Marriage: Adventuring Forward, and 2 Years Into Marriage: Normal and Natural.
Yesterday we celebrated our three year wedding anniversary! That’s over 1,000 days of marriage. What a gift! What an accomplishment. I’ve never been shy about sharing the truth of marriage: that it’s harder than we thought it’d be, but so much sweeter too. This third year of marriage has truly illuminated that second part in particular.
I feel like we’ve found “us” in the past year. There’s a sense of identity and belonging that’s wrapped itself around our marriage and relationship that wasn’t fully there before. Though we’re still different, individual people (and always will be), there’s been a blessed unification this year that has made marriage more sacred and special than before.
For two people who have exactly opposite personalities (ISTJ and ENFP on Myers-Briggs), our convictions, beliefs, and dreams for the future are beautifully aligned. Our personalities keep life interesting; our commonalities bind our hearts together. We’re a match made in heaven in the most literal sense.
I love dreaming together and planning together. I love talking about “us” and “our family.” I love being a unit. I’ve always been Miss Independent, and in many ways still am, but marriage has brought out a side of me that relishes in the unity and togetherness. It’s lovely to do life with the man I love.
Riley, you’re everything to me. I love you, I love you, I love you. Happy third anniversary!
// If you’d like to see what our wedding day was like three years ago, here is our wedding film. Enjoy!
Related: 3 Months Into Marriage: Finding Our Rhythm as a Couple, 6 Months Into Marriage: Creating Overlap, 9 Months Into Marriage: Cultivating Laughter, 1 Year Into Marriage: Messy But Beautiful, 1.5 Years Into Marriage: Adventuring Forward, and 2 Years Into Marriage: Normal and Natural. To view all of my wedding and marriage posts, click here.
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