March 13, 2016

1 Year, 6 Months


A year and a half ago, we got married. There are days when it feels like our wedding was yesterday and other days when it feels like it was a lot longer than 18 months.

It's crazy to think that our wedding was a year and a half ago. So much has happened in that time. We moved, we started new jobs, we lost family members, and we learned a fast lesson in parenting when Peyton got sick.

I still consider us newlyweds...especially when you consider that of those 18 months, we've probably only actually spent half of that time together. Last year, the Pilot had a job with no set schedule. He would routinely be called in on his off days, and trips that should have only kept him away for a night or two often turned into five or six. We neversaw each other and it was really hard. He has a new job now and it already looks like things will be much better than at his last job.

We've done a lot of really awesome things in such a short time. We went to our first wedding as a married couple, which was ridiculously exciting for some reason. We saw three other sets of friends get married. He supported me through every step of training for the Chicago Marathon, sometimes biking alongside on my long runs, indulging in my ridiculous post run cravings that changed by the second, and being there with a giant balloon all along the course. We tried new things, made new friends, saw our team make it to the World Series, and took three incredible trips to Lisbon, Hawaii, and Dubai.

We've been together for almost 7 years and we're still learning so much about each other. I definitely think married life feels different than before we were married. I can't verbalize how; it just is.

Our marriage will always be unique because so much of it is lived long distance. There is no greater feeling than when he comes home after being away for 4 days. We do that every week. Sometimes, those 4 days feel endless, and other times, they breeze by.

In the last year and a half, The Pilot has been there for me in ways that I never thought he would have to be and I'm grateful for every minute we're able to spend together.

What's the best {or worst} marriage advice you've ever heard?

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