These past couple months haven't been as hard on us as you may think. Marshall has been solid in caring for our family and for me. He was sensitive to my needs with my postpartum struggles and knew when to take over and help out with things around the house. He has been more flexible than ever in the crazy ideas I have about most things and he is so good at letting me be ME. I am grateful for that. We have grown closer every year as a couple, because frankly, we've had to. We have needed to be on the same page about everything and if not, we have needed to at least back down and trust the other. We have both made sacrifices and compromises for each other and it is always important in a relationship to do this, no matter how long you've been together.
It's been a little harder for us to get on dates with the baby, but we try. Oh, heavens, we try! I always look forward to an evening away with Marshall. It's good to remember that before our children, it was just US. Marshall and me. Two people who love each other and want a life together. I am happy to say that we are doing just that.
I am so grateful to have a respectful, honorable and hardworking companion to have by my side forever. I wouldn't want it any other way, with any other person.
Happy 9 years, Marshall. I love you and this life we've made together.