Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

I can't believe we've been married for FIVE years!! It makes me feel like an old lady! WOW. Haha :) It has definitely been a quick five years, though. I always heard that when you are married, it seems so short, no matter how long you've been married....but at the same time, it seems like you've ALWAYS been married. That's totally what it feels like. :) I can't believe it has been five years!

Well, last year on our anniversary I gave a run down of how we met and the top 50 things I love about Tom. None of those things have really changed, so I'm having to think of something new to write about :)

I know a lot of these pictures are repeats, too, but that's okay. They're still good pictures :)

When it really comes down to it, there isn't that much that needs to be said. I think you can gather a lot about us by the pictures we take and the things we do.

And by the kids we make...well....just kid right now. But isn't she cute!

I think you can tell a lot about a couple by how much time they actually want to spend around each other. Granted, you will occasionally get on each others nerves, but that's what its like with your family, too. And everyone loves their families :) Tom and I would rather be around each other than just about anyone else. I would much rather spend a quiet evening with Tom, than a crazy night out with my friends. Granted, a crazy night every now and then is kind of remind me of what I have to come home to! :)

Even through all the CRAZINESS we have been through, and all the struggles and trials, both physical, emotional, spiritual, I've never once thought that Tom and I weren't meant to be. All of our trials have been things we have dealt with together....and not because of each other.

Even when our kid sometimes looks like this :) Hahah!

But seriously, I know a lot of couples have often doubted or wondered if who they married was the right one. But I think Tom and mine's relationship just happens so effortlessly, that it couldn't NOT work! No matter what comes up or what the problems or dilemmas we are facing, we can always talk through them.

And talking about things is what is most important in a relationship: communication. Knowing that your spouse is listening to you and you are listening to them. That way you both feel validated with knowing that you know how the other person feels.

It's also nice knowing that you're with someone who would never intentionally do anything to hurt your feelings. Someone that loves you more than themselves, and that you love more than yourself. I think it is easier to love Tom than most people because he's just so non-antagonizing! haha :)

Even if things don't go the way we planned, and we may be struggling through some temporary hardships, I know that I am happy and at peace in the long run. When I look at the big picture, it is so steady and stable, which is more important than the temporary struggles.

I love you, Tom. You are my favorite. You make me happy. You make me feel peace.


Dan and Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope all went well!

Alicia and Roger said...

Laura! What a great blog entry! Seriously, loved your honesty. Happy Anniversary to you guys!

{cody.amber.chandler} said...

Awww Laura that was so sweet! You guys really are great together, I miss hanging out with you! And I love all the pictures... Happy 5 years!

Katie said...

Ah! You kids are cute. Happy Anniversary!