Four years seems like four days
I am not sure if he will read this one day but I just thought of writing it here. We will be celebrating our fourth anniversary in October. It may not seem much to some people, but to me, it is. Our marriage has not been all rosy. We knew we loved each other the day we met. We dated for a while then we went for a civil marriage, my dad was unhappy I was 22, my hubby was 23 and he thought we were too young to get married, besides, he was uncomfortable with the tribe that my hubby comes from. In my country there are so many tribes and people are mostly judged according to their tribes. A couple of my friends also warned me, they believed I was doomed! They said, "Marriage is a school of hardship where those who enroll never graduate". I defied my dad and friends and married my man. We have had both the good and bad times. Our first year had so many challenges, I didn't have a source of income, my hubby's salary was little, my family had sidelined me completely and at some point I felt the wall was crumbling down on me. I missed home I missed having everything I wanted, gifts, vacations and all that, but I chose to be patient and stick with my hubby. We have been patient with each other, we promised to love each other till the end of time and to trust God and that is what has kept us strong. We even lost our first son a day after his birth, it was a huge blow to us but God gave us immense strength. Great news, we now have a one year old son.He has brought us so much joy and blessings. We are doing great, I know he has his weaknesses but I always choose to look at his strengths because that is what he does with me. We bring out the best in each other. I am happy I have him, am blessed and I pray that God will keep holding us together till the end of time. My friends and family now appreciate my marriage, and am glad they do!Four years to me seems like four days.