This first year being parents (and parents to twins at that) was very hard on our marriage. It's not that we were ever mean or hateful, we were just too tired to muster up extra love and attention for each other. At the wedding this weekend, the minister said, "There are times in your marriage when you will get through on true grit." I cried because when we got married, I thought the true grit times would be 20-30 years in the future.
At the same time, I cried because I remembered the optimism of our wedding day. That day, we both dreamt we would grow old together in a warm climate in a house we love filled with laughter of kids. We had no idea those dreams would be realized less than two years in our future. Every day, I wake up feeling so lucky. Life is so good, I want to freeze time and savor these moments.
I get so damn sappy about Jon. But none of this happiness, this amazing life, this truly incredible experience would be possible without him. Nate and Alex have no idea how lucky they are. I can't imagine a better father to my children and I can't imagine a better husband. Happy Father's Day sweetie, you more than earned that title this year.