Today it has been 7 years since Arnold and I were married. 7 years since that HUGE rain storm that came and wiped out fields, houses, flooded basements, including the one at the golf and country club we were staying at. 7 years since my parents moved into their current house. 7 years since we had so many family and friends in one place at one time. 7 years. It’s a long time.
You know the sayings that go along with 7 years right? If you break a mirror you get 7 years bad luck. Or there is the most popular “7 year itch”. This is the one everyone reminds me of for our anniversary today. The 7 year itch. What’s going to happen big this year in our marriage.
To be honest, I have no answer for ya all. I would like to say a new baby. But I know God has his answers that will come in time, it might be this year, next year or never but we will wait to see. It might be having a full house again. We are hoping to rent our whole house, but again, only God know when that may happen. I do know that for now it’s nothing that we have planned. Hopefully this “itch” can be scratched easily and quickly.
The past 7 years have been incredible. Between the 2 of us we have lived in 4 cities (Edmonton, Sarnia, Toronto, Scarborough (if you count the last 2 as different)); live apart and together; had 2 children; had 8 jobs; lived in 7 different homes/houses; had 4 different vehicles ; and have attended 4 different churches . It has been a crazy 7 years.
We have had hundreds of fights, thousands of disagreements but millions of times loving each other. And I firmly believe those are the ones we will remember. Sometimes it’s hard to think of all the good times when the bad ones seem to be what we are going through but it is possible.
As we begin this new year in our relationship its one we are going to work hard at. Not just being a family, but more than that. Working towards debt reduction, sharing the stresses and challenges of working parents, our respective families and so much more. It will be a year we don’t forget. One more closer to that wonderful 10 year mark!