June is finally upon us, and although we are still technically a few weeks away from the first day of summer on the calendar, one thing can be said about this time of the year– weddings galore! I’m sure you know at least one couple who is getting married this summer or who are at least celebrating their anniversary in June, July, or August. It is truly a very popular time of year to get married– so much so, that many people call it “wedding season.” I guess my husband and I wanted to go against the norm, as we so often do, and went to the opposite end of the calendar and got married in December.
December 5, 2009. It may have only been eight and half years ago that we said our “I do’s,” but that special day sure does feel like a lifetime ago.
Time tends to do that to us, doesn’t it?
Perhaps, this feeling isn’t the fact that physical time has gone by and that we have grown another year older. Perhaps, it is because with time comes change – for better and for worse. I know my husband and I have each changed since December 5, 2009, especially after we both became parents! Oh my, did we experience changes in our marriage once that happened! Often, in marriage, the changes may happen slowly or small enough that we don’t notice it right away, but when it comes to the person we have vowed to spend the rest of our life with, it is difficult to ignore when you finally realize that time has shaped you each in unique ways and it is starting to cause a lot of friction between the two of you.
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