Our second year of marriage has been the year of the unexpected. If you asked us on our first anniversary where we would be on our second, we would have said that we planned to be moving back to Texas for Adam to get his PhD. Instead, he went into the workforce and we ended up moving to Seattle. Not to mention, Claire's unexpected arrival...
I feel like, in our first year of marriage, we were just two kids playing house. This year, it got real. These last five months, particularly, have been really stressful.
Our daughter had a very traumatic birth. She spent two weeks in the NICU. Adam graduated from college. We took a newborn on a long, exhausting trip to visit all our relatives. We moved across the country to a new city where we don't know anyone. Adam started his first job. We dealt with, and are still dealing with, frustrating feeding and sleeping issues.
Of course, the last five months have also brought a lot of joy. Meeting our daughter, introducing her to family, welcoming her into the Church, seeing her laugh and smile. And the last five months have brought us closer together in ways we could never have imagined. I'm so glad to have this man by my side for better and for worse.