What does two plus two equal? Four. Four years of marriage on this day and a beautiful family of four. Two plus two.
It is hard to believe it has been four years. How is that even possible? This time last year, I wrote this post we had just found out that there was going to be a new addition to our lives and what a joy he has been. This crazy thing called life has been such a roller coaster for us – from joy, to anger, to sorrow, to the unknown…Mr. Magoo has been through it all with me.
This photo reminds me of it all (thanks Michael Cirelli) – the photograph is perfect. The day was perfect. It had rained that whole entire spring – there were flood warnings everywhere and I had come to terms with the fact that it was going to rain on my wedding day. Then….surprisingly, the sun came out that day – everything was a lush, beautiful green from all the rain – we had just a sprinkle while taking pictures, but that is good luck anyways. I couldn’t believe it – amidst days of turmoil came a place of peace and calm and happiness. I go back to that day in my mind, when Mr. Magoo and I are having a tough time with things…no matter, even if it had rained on our wedding day, we’d make it through – it would have been a perfect day regardless.
The roller coaster continues for us and often times I think that THESE are the times we are being tested, where we need to have faith in one another and know it will work – in good times and in bad…I go back to those words. Some may think we have it so easy, since I stay home, but the opposite is true. Mr. Magoo works so very hard to give his family his all. Working multiple jobs, going back to school to better his education to help his family in the long run. He tries so hard, if his boys only knew how hard he works for them. And me, I sacrifice many girls nights outs or shopping for a new shirt…we both sacrifice and work so hard.
This journey is quite something else, that is for sure it has turned into something even more meaningful with our children along for the ride now too. I’ll tell you though, there is no one who I’d rather be going through this roller coaster of a ride with – because I hate roller coasters, they scare me to death – but Mr. Magoo – he knows me so well…too well sometimes and it’s so great that to this day we “get” each other…at least most of the time.
Happy 4th Anniversary, Mr. Magoo! *smoochies*