On this day twelve years ago, I told a man “I love you” for the first time. I was scared to say those words. I was worried what the future would hold for us seeing as how we met while studying in a foreign country and our homes in the States were far apart. However, he told me he loved me too. He treated me like I was a princess, and we have been together ever since.
It has not been an easy road. We have had our share of heartaches and hardships. While we have been married for almost 11 years, there have been times where we did not say the words “I love you” much. There have been times where I think we didn’t even like each other much, and yet here we are twelve years from that first day we uttered those words and in love more now than we were then.
What is our secret? I think the answer lies in that we are really just stubborn, I guess. Also, we took our marriage vows very seriously about the “for better or for worse” part. Marriage is a lot of work. There will be trials. However, the key is communication in getting through those trials. Yes, I know not every marriage will work, but when you love someone, it is worth the effort to try.
I am happy to say on this day to my handsome husband of almost 11 years: “I love you more today than I did yesterday, more than I did the first day I told you I love you. I will love you until the end of my days, and I am thankful that you are mine!”
Have you told your spouse lately how much he/she means to you?