Marriage, like anything worth having in life, takes work and luck and patience and forgiveness and more luck and, if you believe in that sort of thing, more than a little grace.
It’s a life’s work and it’s never perfect, except for the times when it is, hopefully more often than not. Marriage is like parenting is like life: magnificent/difficult/wonderful/horrible/sanctifying. Our very presence in each other’s lives helps us strive to be the best versions of ourselves.
I believe it should be available to everyone, but that’s probably a different post.
I am so thankful for the circumstances that put her and I on the same path.
Here’s to the next ten years, and the decades after that.