It’s Our Anniversary

This week marks five years since my wife and I were married. It has gone by quickly in some ways, and in others, it’s hard to remember the pre-marriage life. We have accomplished a lot together since 2004. We have each completed our education and have begun careers. We have taken some risks, moved across the country to New York, and most importantly, have had two beautiful daughters together. We have very little to complain about. But we do not have a perfect marriage. In the end, I believe that we sometimes struggle with the same issues that all couples struggle with if they are together long enough. There is no doubt that an excellent marriage takes work, patience, love and forgiveness. Being good at each of those traits all of the time, day in and day out is difficult to do. But a successful marriage requires it. Over the past five years, there have been many more good times than bad. The key is to turn the times in between, the mediocre and uneventful times when real life happens and the weeks become months, into good and memorable times. That will be my focus for the next five years. If we can get that behind us and get a rhythm going, the rest should come naturally.

And by the way, I can’t say the above title without signing the song of the same title in my head by Tony! Toni! Toné!

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