Almost three years later...
It has been two years, six months, & one day since my DH & I were married.
Everyday since has been an adventure & a challenge, together we've struggled through some tough times & managed to come out on the other side without losing our love for one another. I am thankful everyday to be able to share my life with the one who holds my heart, & I am also thankful to be able to return that love to him.
I never believed in soulmates, I believed in passion, commitment, & patience... to me that was logical. My heart on the other hand believed & through heartache & perseverance found the other half of itself. To me, yesterday was the day I gave my soul to the one person who could truly possess it. When in realty it was almost three years ago.
Every now & then I'll look up & ask him "Do you feel married?" to which he'll reply "No, but I think that's a good thing." I'll ask "Why's that?" and he'll say "because my love, this is a partnership. One does not rule over the other in our relationship. I do not want to feel like alot of the other couples we know who feel suffocated or trapped by the very word. The day I say yes, I feel married is the day we know we're in trouble." I usually smile and reply "I don't feel married yet either."
Everyday, when he walks through the door I still get giddy & excited. The only thing I can ever hope for is that if everything else in our lives goes down the drain that I will still get that same feeling every time he walks through the door. The only thing that matters is that we have one another, everything else is just nonsense.
So, my advice to all of you wonderful ladies have found the other half of yourself is this:
Cherish the time you have together, for time is a fleeting thing. Don't wake up years from now and wonder where your life went. Don't fill your hearts with regret of what should have been. Embrace the moments before they pass you by & love with every part of your being. Never lose sight of the reason you feel in love & find ways to fall in love over again. And last but not least, be thankful.