On Tuesday, Anel and I celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. It feels like just yesterday I was walking down that aisle, trying unsuccessfully to not bawl my eyes out. It was the most perfect day of my entire life. The weather held out, we were surrounded by 140 of the people we love most, and had the opportunity to celebrate our love in a beautiful setting.
A few nights ago, we had a couples night with 4 of our good friends. We started discussing how crazy it is that people find their partners and how many things that have to happen in order for that meeting to take place. It has to be the right time, the right place, and you have to be in the right mind-set.
For us, it’s especially crazy. Anel grew up in a war-torn Bosnia and I spent my childhood in a small town in New Hampshire. The fact that we were brought together is even a miracle, not to mention the timing. If I had met Anel 2 years earlier, I wouldn’t have been even close to ready for a relationship let alone a serious one.
When we started dating, I had just turned 25 and was so lost in what I wanted for my life. My husband has always supported me in every decision from starting my blog, leaving work to start a business, and then going back into the workforce late last year. He’s watched me struggle, he’s seen me succeed, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried (or I’ve cried, mostly!) and he’s loved me powerfully through it all.
As a couple, we’ve grown so much over the past two years but have so much much more to learn! For those of you who are married and those of you who are single, I’d love to hear your relationship advice below. I love hearing how people keep the spark alive!