Three years ago today, this happened:
Three years doesn't sound like a ton, but it also doesn't sound like newlyweds anymore. And I don't feel like a newlywed anymore. We have really built a life together, complete with a growing family. I've always wanted to have a baby, even before I knew Torsten--but getting to have a baby with him, particularly him, has been such a special and amazing thing. Of course I would love any baby--but having Torsten's baby, having the incredible experience of creating a brand new person who shares your genes and the genes of the person you love--it's just so COOL. Not to mention how fantastic it is to see the man you married become an amazing father.
Lots of people worry about how having kids will affect their marriage. I didn't really worry about it, per se, but I did wonder. And so far... well, on the one hand everything has changed, but on the other hand, nothing has. Our lives are totally different, our focus has changed, and we can no longer go to the movies whenever we want. But having a kid together has made us even more connected and deepened our relationship. And at the same time, we are still just us. We love each other as much as we ever did, or possibly even more, if such a thing can even be quantified.
I've always been happy with Torsten, but lately I've also just been really, really content. I love the hum and rhythm of our everyday life. Every day just feels peaceful and right.
This is our family now, three years in. I am so happy with where we are now. I can't wait to see where we go.
(Year One, Year Two)
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