This guy. He’s the one. Not the perfect one, not the flawless one, not the best looking or the most romantic, thoughtful one. But the one I choose to make it work with. Every day. Over and over. The one I choose to chase my dreams with. The one I choose to build a family with. And you know what? None of that is easy.
The past few years have been full of transitions for us. New houses, new countries, new routines, new languages, new friends, new beliefs, new faith, new job, new bosses, new school, new lifestyle, new parenting challenges… We’ve become new people. And changes in a marriage don’t come without challenges. Marriage at all doesn’t come without its challenges! I just can’t even believe how naive I once was about marriage. It’s hard. It’s incredible too but before it’s incredible it’s an incredible amount of work.
But we’re up for the task! And one of the best (and honestly our favourite) ways we show up for our marriage is therapy! We had therapists we loved back at home and felt like we would try going without one while we traveled (ha!) but it turns out all these transitions are actually pretty hard on a person, which then makes it hard on a marriage! We’ve found a therapist who can see us online in video conferences and that has done a great job of keeping us on track. We’ve decided it’s going to be a non negotiable for us. We LOVE therapy because we love each other and therapy helps us keep that love in focus, even when things get stressful.
– from @nomaderwhere_mama on instagram.