Wednesday, May 21, 2008

4 Years of Marital Bliss

(May 21, 2004 - Our Wedding Party)

I can't believe that I have already been married for four years...

"Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle."

Today was Boris and I's four year wedding anniversary.  No one would have ever guessed that we would have ended up happily married - I remember we didn't exactly get along when we first met.  If love at first sight was the way to happy marriages I dare say that Boris and I wouldn't have made it.  It's a good thing we took the time to take a few additional looks at each other.

(May 21, 2004 - The Happy Couple)

"All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different."

I think that if people were to examine our marriage most people wouldn't understand it.  We are both head strong and stubborn and tend to compete on a regular basis.  I think it works because we balance each other and we push each other to be better people.  All that is great but our poor friends must occasionally tire of our continual squabbling.  At least it is all done with the utmost respect and love.

"The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together."

I think that parenting will bring some interesting new challenges to our marriage but hopefully we will rise to meet them.  I look forward to seeing what the next four years bring and I hope that they are as wonderful as these last four have been...

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."


hooli said...

what a gorgeous wedding dress

jessieg said...

Oh my gosh! Happy Anniversary! That's so great! Love the pics. Your dress and flowers and groom look all amazing, but most of all you! You were absolutely glowing. There are seriously pictures of me at my wedding with a scowl on my face. I just could not enjoy the day. The only part that I think I truly enjoyed was when we danced and it was just the two of us on the dance floor. I remembered closing my eyes and thinking, "Oh, this is why I'm doing this."