Today I celebrate another year spent with my ‘horse husband’. It’s four years of marriage for us (and almost 9 total) and we’ll celebrate our “fruit and flowers” anniversary this year.
My husband is turning into a pro at funny anniversary gifts. For the 2nd “Cotton” anniversary he got me a cotton t-shirt that said “It’s my 2nd anniversary and all I got was this t-shirt”, a cotton candy maker and a cotton saddle pad. This year for “fruit and flowers” he found something even more kitschy.
Yes, that is a silk rose with an apple in it. Genius.
Being married for four years, I am certainly no expert on the subject. Honestly, I didn’t realize it would be hard. That’s a pretty stupid thought, but I figured that you worked out all the kinks in years of dating and living together and engagement and once marriage happened things were smooth sailing.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
But honestly, I have it really good. I married someone who is my equal (who am I kidding, he is way smarter than me) and true partner. He supports my dreams, even though the sum it costs to pursue them is painfully expensive at times.
He doesn’t get my
obsession love of horses and horse showing, but he’s stopped trying to understand. He just accepts that this is part of me, even though it makes 0 logical sense.
In return, I’m trying to be a better, more patient and understanding wife. I’m sure you are shocked to hear that I have a stubborn streak and may or may not be the authority on
everything many things. I guess, like my horse, I’m a work in progress.
Definitely ready for another year of ups and downs, but hopefully a lot more ups this year. I know a good start is not bringing another animal into the house, because you’d be surprised at how much losing a dog eye ball can stress a relationship. 😉
Marching into year five I’m going to take more time to appreciate this man. Sometimes we are so busy giving all of our patience to co-workers and horses and family, that we forget to take the extra moment with the person who should be more important than any of them.