Thursday, 26 May 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today is my amazing husband and my sixth wedding anniversary. It's incredible to think that six years have passed since our party in an art gallery which was totally awesome with a mob of family and friends, celebrating the night away. That day was wonderful, and the past six years have been a journey, to say the least. We've had a handful of pregnancies which gave us two sweet little boys, bought and SOLD our first home, lived through complete renovations, lived with both sets of in-laws (if this doesn't stress-test a marriage I don't know what can! No wait, renovating a house can too...) changed jobs, moved cities, travelled, and grown closer together through it all.
When we were newly married, both of us were in good shape and physically active, but now we have surpassed what we once thought of as our 'best' as we have pushed one another and ourselves to grow. For example, I always thought a 5km race was the longest I could run. Seriously. Then, I gave birth - and nothing opens your eyes to the physical limits of the human body like giving birth. I hopped off that delivery table (literally), walked to my room, and thought, "I now know I can do anything." Three months later I ran my first 10km race. And roughly a year after that I ran my first marathon. One of the most important realizations I have had in the last six years is that we as individuals set our own limits, whether we acknowledge it or not. This simple idea has changed how I view challenges we have faced, and opportunities that have presented themselves. I've now decided that I have no limits, my capabilities are boundless, and whatever I set my mind to, I can achieve. I am trying to teach this to my children, not only in word, but by example as well which is one of the reasons I will be braving nasty weather on Saturday to run a half marathon roughly three months after giving birth to baby number two.
So, happy anniversary hottie husband. Here's to many more years of fun, laughter, and of course, running. I love you.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! You are so positive and a great motivator..we need to hang out more often ;) Happy Anniversary to you both!


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