8 years old to the day. Our marriage is 8 years old. That makes our marriage accountable and baptizable. Totally appropriate. 8 years old is a magic number of years. And we have learned so much. Back to accountability. Now, I feel like we really know eachother. I remember the day we got married and thinking that our marriage was going to be different from everyone else's and that our love was different from everyone else's. And oh what a fool I was. A young fool in love. Because marriage is hard work, yo. It means intentional nurturing and loving and focus and connection and learning and working our booties off. Happiness in family life is still most likely to be achieved when founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Successful marriages are still established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. This is where it's at. Seriously. So rewarding. So painful and so stretching and so getting ready for the rest of our eternal lives together. I feel like I'm ready to take the training wheels off this marriage bicycle. Here's to another 800 million years together, babe. I love you so much.
"Marriage provides an ideal setting for overcoming any tendency to be selfish or self-centered...Pure love is an incomparable, potent power for good and the foundation of a successful marriage." Elder Richard G. Scott VIDEO