So we are 6 days away from our wedding.
And really, I feel pretty awesome.
I'm not super anxious or worried, just going about my day in anticipation of the best day of my life (so far).
It's hard to believe that after 7 1/2 years of worrying, crying, hellos, goodbyes, happiness, anxiety, etc. etc. that we are finally legally joining our lives together. Now come the days of sharing money (though admittedly we've kind of been doing that for the last 2 years), children (eventually), buying a home (eventually), and growing old together (eventually).
I had a friend ask me how we expected to keep our marriage alive when both of our parents are happily divorced.
I think that no one can just expect to keep their marriage alive...you either work your ass off with it, or you do not.
You can choose to make your husband/wife your priority, or your option. I read somewhere that even when you have children, your spouse should always be your #1 priority (since, if you have a happy marriage and put each other first, your children will therefore be happier/more relaxed, what have you, and will thus feel more valued and appreciated). I hope that Rob and I will always make each other our priority, even with children and the other elements of life that will be thrown at us. We're lucky (yes, lucky) that we went through some of the hardest times that people our age in the U.S. have to deal with in the beginning of our relationship...we built trust, communication skills, and most importantly of all, love.
I simply could not be happier about this wedding and all the meaning that comes behind it.
Happy Independence Day!