The husband and I just celebrated 9 years of having fun and being able to laugh w/ and at eachother, as man and wife. We dated for just under 2 years before we were engaged, and then were engaged for 2 more (as he was finishing up a later in life college degree). It just seems like it was 1-2 years ago we were married, and I wouldn't trade it for the world! We have a saying..and even have a sign with this on it "For better, or for worse... no matter what!". That sign is hung in our dining room, and I often glance up at it as I pass through each day.
And on those really painful days...where I feel like a burden and that Im slowing him down.. he often says that to me. And he keeps reminding me that if he was the one who had pain issues, that I'd only do that same for him (and yes, I have been there when he needed a nurse due to injuires received as working in law enforcement). So, it doeas go both ways.. but I just feel so lucky to have found this guy, and to know that he loves me just as I do him!