August 11th 2012. Oliver proposed to me and I said “yes!” My life changed right then and there and my happiness excelled. I was then focused on planning a wedding to unite myself with the only person who could discard the flaws while shining a light on my strengths. I could not imagine myself being any happier.
Until Dec 28th arrived when I would put on a beautiful white dress going from Miss to Mrs, I experienced the best feelings in the world as I held hands with someone who loved me more than I felt I deserved. To be looking at the man who was willing to spend eternity wearing out the words “I love you” as well as continually reminding me that I looked stunning no matter what I was wearing or how little sleep I had previously had. The beginning of a life full of this much happiness was more than I could have imagined.
Happiness through hardships!
Together we struggled through many trials. We faced the torture of extremely little finances causing us to wonder how we would possibly feed ourselves and keep a roof above our heads. Regardless of this, we knew that together we would get through whatever we needed to get through and would still feel immensely in love and never take our marriage for granted.
My happiness did not depend on how much money was in the bank or how much food was in our pantry. My happiness was at it’s peak when I was with Oliver. Laughing together over the smallest things and discovering new facts about one another as we continued to learn about our strengths and respecting each other’s weaknesses.
Happiness in baby booties!
Our joy was unmeasurable the day our little man, Jude, was born. Nov 19th marked a monumental day for our little family. We unified that day in ways we did not even know were possible. As we faced the medical trials our son was facing, our marital bonds strengthened. We turned to each other to solidify as one in a time when many others would have turned away.
It amazed me that every night I was able to find something to be grateful for. Even though I could have felt sorry for the situation we were in, we felt gratitude for the blessing of becoming parents. We felt blessed to have a son who could fight for his life and triumph over the setback of a broken heart.
Happiness always followed us! From 3 hospitals to now to our home where happiness and a healthy boy resides.
Happiness as a family of 3!
I am now a wife to an incredibly hard working and patient man, a mother to an exceptionally adorable and adventurous little boy and I am the happiest I have ever been. My family is the key to my eternal happiness.