Today is mine and Stu’s 3rd Wedding anniversary.
We’ve been together as a couple for 9 years now, and married for 3. We’ve been through a lot in those 9 years. We’ve moved to a foreign country, travelled the world, lived in so many different cities it’s hard to count, gone through losing my brother Kristian to cancer, gotten engaged, married, moved back to Melbourne, started our lives again so many times. We’ve been through the worst of my health, the financial struggles most new married couples face, family dramas too private to name, career promotions, album releases, broken friendships, psychotic Landlords, gained two beautiful fur babies, been on reality tv together, the list goes on, and there is more to come. But we’ve done it all side by side, crying, laughing and cheering each other on along the way, and we are stronger for it.
There’s a lot of emphasis placed on a wedding day. People spend enormous amounts of money on a giant party to declare their love and to celebrate it with their friends and family. But not as much emphasis placed on the marriage part. I’m so lucky to have two parents who are still married after 47 years, full of ups and downs, who every day choose to love, choose the commitment they made. It shows me that it’s important to remember that sometimes marriage isn’t all rainbows and rose coloured glasses. It’s the day to day nitty gritty of life, with all its imperfections, frustrations and joys. It’s coming home at the end of the day and knowing that you have one person who is always on your side. It’s choosing to always be on their side.
Words can’t express my gratitude that Stu chose me to be his wife. They say choosing who you will marry is the most important decision you’ll ever make, so I intend to spend my life ensuring Stu always feels he made the right choice.
It’s hard work, but it is so, so worth it.
When you’re in the right relationship, you can never accept second best.
Stu, thank you for choosing me. For never asking me to settle for second best. You are the best. And I love you so deeply.
Happy Anniversary. My heart will always belong to you.