My He(ART)-Full Life



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

4 years together

 (Tim carrying my wedding bouqet)

It was our wedding anniversary a few days ago (our first one apart) ...we have been together for 4 years now. We make an unlikely couple, I will be the first to admit, but...we work. I was as surprised as anyone that we married...me (artist, free spirit, march to the beat of my own drum) and Tim (Special Forces, Marine Corps Officer)...but... this is my man! For most of my life, I had a serious aversion to marriage but when I met Tim...I knew he was the one (it took him a little longer to figure this out!) Not that it has all been smooth sailing let me tell you! Our first year together involved quite a few uh...negotiation sessions!
We have had some really difficult periods in our marriage...a deployment to Iraq, moving across country, no family support at all...but through it all, we have emerged stronger and more committed to each other. I am so proud to walk by his side through life...this is the man who loves me in all my pieces. He supports me in my path,  surprises me with cards and my fave magazines,  helps me with anything. Tim is fiercely loyal,  honourable and protective (poor Tara, she is never going to have a date!)  I am so lucky and I know it every single day. This is the man who irons my clothing (before I met Tim, I don't think I ever ironed anything!), supports all of my mothering decisions and came with me to all of my pregnancy appointments.  Honey, I look forward to all of our years together...the best is every day.

8 comments:

scrapwordsmom said...

Congrats on your anniversary! It is such a blessing to have that kind of man in your life. My husband, Dave is that kind of man, too. October 3rd will be our 17th anniversary!!

ArtPropelled said...

This post warms my heart. Congratulations to Tim and Soraya on your 4th wedding anniversary!

patty said...

Oh, this makes me tear up a little bit - so sweet and you have expressed it so well. Who knows what makes relationships work?? We just celebrated 32 years in July. Married in the late 70's when things were, well, different! Who'd've thought? And where in the world did the time go???

lynda Howells said...

congrats on your Anniversary. I understand exactly what you mean about being different from each other. My husband used to be an Officer in the British Army and for the first 5 years we saw each other for about 15months! we are chalk and cheese but it works..we have been married 38 years this December!! It seems like yesterday!xxx

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary! We're closing in on 15 years of marriage and military life- it just keeps getting better!

eva diva said...

Soraya,your husband sounds like a really wonderful man, and both of you made a very beautiful couple, especially that he supports your creative work and accepts you wholly and that you're so appreciative in return.

Congratulations on your 4th wedding anniversary, the strength, determination and commitment from both of you to make things work despite adversities really move me!

alison said...

happy 4th anniversary. many blessings your way. this is such a heartfelt post. thank you for sharing.

Blue Moon Mama said...

What a sweet & lovely tribute to your husband! He sounds like a wonderful guy & it's wonderful to see how happy you are. Congrats on 4 years of marriage!

My hubby & I got an extra special 5th anniversary gift this past New Years Day, our daughter Nora was born. So now we have another reason to remember & celebrate our anniversary ;).

Wishing you many many more years of wedded bliss!