Monday, September 22, 2008

5 years

Five years ago last Saturday I walked down the isle and said I do...
So much has happened in five years.

We bought a house...
We remodeled a house....
We had a baby....
And then the last year and a half happened. On Sunday Jake celebrated his 18 month sobriety birthday. Things aren't perfect. It's the part they gloss over in "How to celebrate recovery 101." When people get sober things do not get perfect.

They get better in some areas but they also get worse in others. For 18 months Jake and I have been re-learning who we are. Together and apart. And I won't lie to you, it hasn't been easy. The road has been long, hard, and filled with a million pot holes.

Hopefully, when we make it to the end of this road we will find one that is paved and smooth. We are both committed to trying to make it there. In the mean time, I would like to say Happy Anniversary to a man who is my son's hero. Who has worked so hard to turn his life around and who is doing better every single day.
I love you, and I hope to meet you at the end of this road for another 5 years on a much smoother journey.

7 comments:

kbreints said...

What a cute picture of you too!!

darkship said...

Has it really been 5 years since your wedding!!! WOW congrats. Have to say the funniest thing I remember was your sister's boyfriend wanting to give Sean a high five and Sean instead giving him a hug! Don't think you saw that happen though! Good luck for the next five...and many more after!

Aunt Becky said...

Crazy. Heather, you look EXACTLY how I'd imagine you (I mean that in a good way).

Happy Anniversary to you both!

DD said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Would you believe me if I told you how envious I am of your home remodel? I would love to take on that kind of project some day.

Amanda said...

So much in 5 years, both good and bad. Congrats on sticking together through all of it :)

korin said...

Happy 5 years! Happy sobriety! i wish you many many more happy years, and many more happy milestones :)

OMH said...

Congrats on 5 years.....Nothing is worth having that doesn't take work! So after all the hard work you two have spent on this Marriage may you have a few months of ease for awhile - but not so boring that you get tired of each other!

I can't wait to read what you write on your 10th anniversary.....

by your 6th I'm hoping that Jake is as much your HERO as he is Zacks!