Monday, April 7, 2014

2nd Anniversary

Last Sunday I leaned over to Nick during church and asked him if he was excited about our 2 year anniversary that was coming up. He said “Really, 2 years?” and I asked him how long he feels like we’ve been married for. He answered with 10 lol. We have been together for over 6 years, and we’ve known each other since grade 10, so in essence, I guess it has been 10 years now. It’s definitely starting to get harder and harder to remember what life was like before Nick, but that’s okay because I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our first year of marriage flew by. It was full of tons of fun and of many firsts for us. We went to Mexico, got possession of our first home, moved in together, Nick started school, and we got sealed in the Calgary Temple. I think our biggest trial was dealing with the stress of Nick going back to school in a condensed fast track program while working as many hours possible as an EMT (which meant that there were periods of weeks that we only saw each other for an hour or two here and there). It was a definite learning curve learning to make most of the time that we did get to be with each other and know that this was just a short term situation for a long term benefit. There have been moments over the past few months where I find myself wishing I could go back in time and relive that first year, because it was honestly one of the best years we’ve had. We really didn’t have any worries, and life was just grand and simple in our eyes.
Our second year has been a little different to say the least, both good and bad. We celebrated some major milestones like Nick finishing school, passing the ACP exam, and him getting a Paramedic position within Calgary EMS. We also made the first step in expanding our family and got pregnant, but that’s where things got a little difficult and not so happy for us. We were elated when we found out that we were expecting a baby, but it was soon followed by some harsh news. Let the worries, fears and anxiety set in. It definitely challenged and rocked our relationship a little, but if anything, it showed us that together, we are so much stronger. The moments that Nick was weaker (I’m glad to say there have only been a few), I was the strong and positive one, and the MANY weak moments that I experienced, Nick was the comforting and strong support that I needed. I know we are headed down a very rough road this year, but I know we’ll be that much stronger because of it. The next year of our marriage will definitely test us, but I’m not worried in the slightest bit. We will be celebrating the birth of our daughter in less than a month, learning how to be parents together and providing the best care possible to this special little girl, adjust to so many changes and become stronger as a couple. And while yes, we’ll experience some extreme sadness at times, I’m sure that we’ll experience much more happiness then we’ll ever know.
So to Nick: Thank you for being deciding that I was good enough to be your wife and let me be the one to stand by your side. I have my flaws (and we both know I have many), but you love me in despite of them. I am truly blessed to have a man like you in my life, who sacrifices so much to make me happy and comfortable. I know you are going to be an AMAZING father, and take such good care of our little girl. Thank you for being such a rock this past year and tell me things are going to be alright and we’ll be fine during my darker moments. I promise to do my best and be the wife you deserve and make improvements with each passing year. You amaze me in so many ways, and you are truly one of the hardest workers that I know. Love, your wife (and PB) Kierra xo

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture in front of the saloon doors! So cute :)