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!