partnership in marriage



four years ago today, Adam and i covenanted to love & honor one another and sealed our family together for time & all eternity. the ceremony was simple & beautiful, surrounded by our family in the, both those living and those who had passed on before, in the peace and beauty of the holy temple. 

if i have learned anything in the last 4 years it is the importance of creating a partnership with your spouse. i know i wouldn't be anywhere without Adam. he makes up for all the things i lack. and something i love about Adam is that he's not afraid to step in when needed without me even asking. 

everything we do, we do together. although we obviously have certain "areas" we are semi in charge of just by the nature of our situation (i.e. i'm home with Elijah while Adam is at school to prepare for a career), we help each other out and support one another in all capacities.

we take turns with chores. we tag-team taking care of Elijah whether that be changing diapers, entertaining & teaching him, or waking up in the middle of the night. if i don't feel like making dinner, Adam will jump in and take over. i watch Elijah when Adam works and when i have projects to do Adam will watch him instead. if i can't do something, i can count on Adam to help and vice versa. 

when i am having a hard time, Adam is there to comfort me. when Adam is stressed, i help ease his burdens. and when one of us are feeling overwhelmed with parenthood, the other is suddenly blessed with a huge amount of patience so we can take care of Elijah and allow them to decompress. 

we each try to give 100%, enough to cover and to spare. many times sometimes Adam is more at 100% than i am. but we are definitely trying and working through it side by side. 

as Bruce C. Hafen says in Covenant Hearts, "Each gives enough to cover any shortfall by the other. Double coverage. Because their covenant is unqualified, they simply plan on solving their problems together."

we are a team, a partnership through everything that is thrown at us. we are building our life to be as one. and each decision we make is made together

i am grateful to have a husband that respects my needs & helps me fulfill my dreams alongside his own. i am grateful for the sacred partnership i have with him, to know that i am not alone and i have someone to help me navigate through life. there is no one else that could help me the way he does or understands me like he can. 

i feel very lucky to have a guy like Adam. i don't necessarily believe in soul mates, but if i did i'm pretty sure Adam would be mine. :) 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ADAM!!
i love you for eternity! 

16 comments:

A+J said...

I love this. This post really uplifted me and reminded me to treasure my eternal partnership.
xoxo,
Amanda

Talisha Reupena said...

I love this! I love the effort and the partnership you share.
Marriage is such a beautiful thing. The effort and work that goes into a marriage is so worth it.
It's such a beautiful thing to know that you will always have a companion.
Thank you for your amazing words and happy anniversary to you and your husband!!

Elise Frederickson said...

I love this post. (I mean, I pretty much love all of your posts, but I especially loved this one.) Happy Anniversary!

Mikaela D said...

I feel like I'm echoing everyone that has already commented, but I also love this post. ;) Amen to everything you said! I've been thinking on the same lines lately myself, but you put it much more beautifully than I could.

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Brittany LeSueur said...

Happy Anniversary you two! Adam is one lucky guy!!

Brittany Jean said...

This is so inspiring and encouraging to me. Happy anniversary!

travis said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for making our son's life better and more rewarding than he could have imagined. You are perfect for him and we are grateful he found you and won you over! And I just looked and I am signed in as Travis. But its me, mom. Give Adam and Elijah a kiss from dad and I.

Jenn said...

Happy Anniversary ! :)
love this post !

Stella Dobry said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your thoughts about how marriage is a partnership--yes, yes, yes! Also, I love how much you love Adam and always speak positively about him.

Amberly said...

Happy anniversary!!! You guys are adorable!! :)

Night Owler said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. You guys look great.

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Amber Marie said...

happy anniversary! way to be a team :)

Liv said...

Thanks for sharing this. Happy Anniversary!

Sam M said...

Well said and Happy Anniversary! A Parternship and sharing is a grea foundation for a marriage.

Kassi Mortensen said...

Happy Anniversary!!! And I agree, partnership is so important in marriage. To be on the same page with everything is one thing, but also to be able to step in and fulfill what the other lacks is such a blessing!

Alexis Kaye said...

You're my hero Megan! <3