Today Dave & I have been married for six years.
I remember at the time feeling like, for us, getting married was almost like a tidying up and rounding off of everything we’d done up until that point.
Traditionally marriage marks a beginning – perhaps of a new shared home or of starting a family. But for us, we had already bought our home, we had two young children and a dog. Getting married wasn’t so much the start of a new chapter but the end of one.
We didn’t have a honeymoon – we had no money, no time and two very little children (Chlo was just 9mo when we wed). I went back to work after my maternity leave just over a week after our wedding.
We never really felt like newlyweds which I remember finding hard at the time. Like we didn’t have exciting things to look forward to, all the big life-changing stuff was done.
Of course that wasn’t and isn’t true. We have our whole lives to look forward to. Lives full of exciting and life changing stuff that we didn’t know about then and perhaps more we still don’t know about.
In the last six years I left my full time job, we’ve had another baby, we’ve doubled the size of our house, Dave’s been promoted, we’ve been monumentally skint and then turned a financial corner.
The important thing is that we’ve done it together. With Dave by my side I know I can get through just about anything. He makes me laugh, calms me down, takes care of me and knows me better than anyone.
Dave and I have been together for the best part of sixteen years now – our whole adult lives. I couldn’t imagine a life without him.