Saturday, June 4, 2011

How do you do it?

This is a question that I get a lot when I explain that Jake is deployed and I am home alone for our first year of marriage. I don't usually know what to say, because the truth is I have no idea how I do it. I am not super woman, I am nothing special, I do it because I have to. I do it because I have no choice. I can only do it through the Grace of God, I can only do it because when I'm worried or lonely I have prayer. I can only do it because I have complete faith in my relationship with my husband, because my husband is the most amazing man in the world, because my husband knows exactly what I need, and when I need it. I don't get through this because I have any special abilities. I get through this because love gets me through this. I survive because that's my only choice. Yes it's hard, but it's worth it. My husband and I have a stronger relationship than we did before he left. In this past year our relationship has been through trials that others have never had to deal with, in years and years of marriage. Is this the hardest thing I've ever done? yes, but I wouldn't trade my marriage for an easier one. my marriage is what it is because of the trials we have been through as couple, even if we've only been married a year (tomorrow)

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