So, internet, one year ago yesterday, MB and I got married. In Vegas. With an Elvis impersonator. Yep.
I can hardly believe that we have been married for a whole year. Not to say that this year has been particularly easy. Because it has been a total mindfuck. Right after we got married (L was 5 months old), we found out we were expecting ANOTHER baby. Then we moved into a house, had a baby boy, MB changed jobs, I had to learn how to be a mother of two (still working on this one) and we have had to combat a LOT of hard shit. With MB working more at this new place, he is gone more than he is present. He misses things that the kids do every day. He missed the first time L gave a kiss (which was the cutest thing ever), the first time Baby O laughed, and COUNTLESS things already in the two months that he has been working this new schedule. And it is heartbreaking for him. And for me.
And our relationship is sometimes strained. He goes to work, day in, day out and makes money so that I can stay home and
be driven completely mad by raise the kids so that we don’t have to send them to daycare. (Daycare totally terrifies me. And I am not judging those of you who don’t have a choice in sending your kids there, I am just lucky enough, because of my husband, that I can be here with them myself.) Sometimes I feel resentful that he gets to leave the house and see adults and have conversations that don’t involve babbling or made-up words. Sometimes, I get angry that I am here all alone with no support from him. And I am sure that sometimes he resents me for being able to stay home with the kids and be there with them while they learn and grow and discover. Because I know that has to sting.
But I am wrong in being resentful. And I do check myself when I feel that way. Because I appreciate him. For every single thing he does for me. For us. He makes this life possible and I love him infinitely. And I am so lucky. Sometimes I need to remind myself of that.
On our anniversary, we saw each other for about two hours when he got home from work before he passed out from exhaustion on the loveseat. I always regret not having the time to say the things to him that I think about when I have time to think about our relationship. And my gratitude. We get lost in a sea of to-do lists and last minute chores and taking the trash out before we forget. And our anniversary was no different.
He came home with a bottle of wine, a card, and flowers. After working a 13 hour day and not having had lunch. After sweating in the hot sun. All for us. All for me.
And I just love him, internet.
I have never met anyone so kind and gracious and generous and loving. IN. MY. LIFE. And he has made this life possible for me. And I am eternally grateful. Even if I rarely can find the time to say it.
He never has time to read this blog. And I am writing as a reminder to myself that he is amazing. And I am one lucky gal.
(Happy ONE YEAR, MB. I hope you read this sometime when you aren’t busy making our family work and know that you are my everything. I love you.)
13 thoughts on “Elvis was Booked This Year”
Congratulations!!! One thing that might help… when you have those thoughts of gratitude towards him, write little notes one a post-it and stick them in places he will find them… in the refrigerator on his favorite drink, on his deodorant stick, in his sock drawer etc… 😉
I love the idea with post it notes!
Little things like that can make a huge difference in someone’s day. It will let your husband know how you feel, and it will surprise him and make him happy. The little things in life really do matter a lot, and can help keep a marriage strong 🙂 if you try it, tell us how it goes!
I absolutely agree with you. I have done little things like that but not as much as I would like. I’m a sucker for the cute stuff. And he appreciates it a lot. I will definitely do it more! (Note to self: make time to be cute!)
I will! Tonight I took the easy way though and just put the sauna on for time to ralk and relax. Also highly appreciated.
Happy anniversary! I hope to find a love as strong and fulfilling as yall’s is. To many more years to come! CHEERS!
Thank you! And you will. And it will be well worth the wait, little lady! I promise! For now, you get to give all your love to little DC! What’s better than THAT?!
Nothing, that I can think of! 🙂
Congrats! And you know what? I still remember the time when everything was just about survival and there was never time to talk. I couldn’t see how it could ever change. But it did! Our baby boy just turned 2, they are still small but life is a lot less intensive AND kids go to bed at about 8pm which gives us adult time! Sometimes we even talk 🙂 imagine that!
That’s really comforting! I’m looking forward to those days! But obviously still marveling at the awesomeness of THESE days with the kids!
Oh yes, it was great too. But there is a time for everything 🙂
Congrats on your anniversary – sounds like you have a keeper 🙂
Thank you! And yes, he REALLY IS a keeper. I really just need to tell him more!