Today my husband and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary!
When I look back at the last two decades (I feel waaay too young to be able to say something like that!), my primary feeling is one of gratitude. Like every married couple, we’ve had our share of tough times. This year in particular with having made aliyah and the last six weeks even more specifically have been especially challenging. And yet somehow all of these recent challenges seem so much easier to deal with than the difficult periods I remember from years ago. I think a huge part of that is both of us having worked on ourselves as individuals and also as partners, so that we’re able to be there for each other and support each other as we are given the chance to expand ourselves with these newest growth opportunities.
I don’t like to talk about this on my blog or in real life because I know how fortunate I am and that not everyone has what I’ve been given in life, but for this particular post, I’m going to say it. I’ve been unbelievably blessed by being married to a very special person. I thought my husband was wonderful when we got married – and he was! – but sometimes I’m awed at his development over the last twenty years. It’s very inspiring. (In case you’re wondering, he doesn’t read my blog and I’m not going to tell him I wrote this. )
My overwhelming feeling at this stage is one of happiness to be right where I am in life at this moment. No, life isn’t always easy and sometimes it’s downright painful, but having someone to walk through life with is a huge, huge blessing that I don’t take for granted at all!