We've only been married just under three weeks, but i swear it feels like a lifetime. In a good way, of course. I never knew that partnership could be like this. Nothing has really changed since officially tying the knot. Other than making the choice to be rooted in love with each other for the rest of our lives, we've become more silly and amused by one another. I would have to say that I'm the comedian in the relationship!
Ryan is my best friend, and the fun has just started. A lot of people ask me how I knew he was the one. It's always hard to answer that question because there is an abundance of reasons I could share. However, the main one would have to be this: even after the infatuation of who he was and what he was to me wore off, I was still willing and ready to walk with him.
Settling into being permanently partnered, I have learned that it's easy to love someone through the good stuff. Why wouldn't you want to? But in reality, the true love swooped down and showed face during our bad times. And there have been a few. Seeing our light of love peek through our shadows always spoke volumes to me. He and I both have always been willing to love harder regardless of how difficult things were at the time. Being partnered and sharing a life with someone is not always a fairy tale or a beautiful walk in the park.
The vows we made to one another to stick it out when the sun shines, and when the rain pours, only further solidified the foundation we had already set. I am super grateful for accepting love and am confident that it will continue to flourish, grow, and bloom.
Standing in love with someone is a choice. A choice that must be made by both parties fully and wholeheartedly. I chose to be a partner. I chose to be a wife. I chose him as my husband. And I'm beyond proud that we made it this far.