Monday, January 14, 2013


I promised when I began this journey of blogging that I would strive to always be honest, even when tackling the tough subject matters such as Marriage.

It's such a beautiful journey however sometimes the journey is tough.  Let's get real.  It's not always butterflies & roses.  It's not always hot passionate sex.  It's not always candlelight dinners on a furry rug in front of the fireplace.

Now, I love the fact that I get to share my life with someone, day in and day out. 

However there are some days where I just want to slap the guy in the face.
(Love you babe)

But you know what I love the most? 
I love that he evokes those emotions deep within me.  Those deep passionate emotions. 
Even on the hard days.

But sometimes those tough fights are just unavoidable. Those fights where you argue, walk away, think about it, think you've calmed down so you try & talk again and still end up arguing. 

On those days, I call one of the few people that will always keep it real with me. 
My Mom.
And you know what she said to me when I called her this morning after a tough night in my marriage, "You have to always be willing to fight for your marriage."
And man, that is so true.  SO true. 
You have to ALWAYS communicate, ALWAYS talk it out even when it's tough to find the right words.  And most of all,
(like I vowed on that beautiful spring day a couple years ago)
I promise to ALWAYS love that man even when I don't like 'em very much.
That I vowed then, now & forever.

Especially when he sends me flowers that look like this.  I mean, c'mon. 

How frickin' cute are these?


Marianna Dunn said...

this is all so true. and I loooooove those flowers! so presh!

Erin said...

Love it Annie. Love you.

tara said...

true words, love! those flowers are the cutest ever!


If you don't fight, there's no fun making up part and I don't mean just sex! haha I agree that communitcation is a big deal in a marriage! Great post girl!

Unknown said...

I couldn't have said it better myself! You do have to fight for it. And it looks like your husband knows how to win with those cute flowers!

The Wilson Family said...

Super cute flowers. Times are tough in a marriage and times are GREAT in a marriage. But I will always take the bad knowing the great times are always amazing and happen way more often.

jami lynn said...

We've had a few rough patches as of late with the new home, but I always remind myself even in the worst of days to fight on. Marriage isn't always butterflies & lollipops, but those days are few and far between. Great post!

Sarah said...

Oh man, moms are the best. That is such a good quote and important reminder.

Amy said...

I love this post so much. I think it's so easily to idealize marriage, especially as a single person like me who can't wait to meet that man I'm gonna spend the rest of my life with. But it's so important to remember how much work goes into a successful relationship. But oh how great and worth it the perks are :) Like those awesome flowers for one!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...


Marriage is work. You have to be willing to do it.