Tuesday, May 7, 2013

together {7 years}



Yesterday Steven & I celebrated our seventh anniversary. And while I've been completely present for all 2,555 days, it is honestly hard to believe it's been that long. But then when I think about all the things we've done, places we've lived, milestones we've celebrated... it all comes together. What an awesome seven years it has been.

We've lived in five places together (almost six, yay house! boo moving). We've graduated college, found our first and second jobs, bought a house, and somehow gained three annoying sweet cats. We've celebrated many birthdays, holidays and life events with each other and many awesome friends.

When I think about how strong our relationship is, I always go back to how it all started. Literally two weeks after we officially started dating we left school to go back home for the summer. We spent the whole summer actually getting to know each other and learning how to communicate with one another. If we hadn't have done that, we might still be sitting on my twin bed, pretending to study for finals while watching infomercials and eating giant bowls of cheerios...

Communication is maybe the single most important part of a relationship and ours is built on it. To be honest, on a rare occasion when we have a disagreement, sometimes it works better for us to go into separate rooms and text each other. It gives us both time to think and not blurt out things we don't mean. Whatever works, right?

He would truly do anything for me, as I would for him. We've gotten good at the give and take a relationship needs. And I couldn't imagine anyone else putting up with my controlling-craziness as gracefully as Steven does. ;)

At the end of the day, I'm proud to call Steven my best friend. And soon I'll get to call him my husband and best friend - what a magnificent combination.

I love you Steven. You're quite necessary to my delight.

xoxo, christa

3 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary to one of my fav blog couples!

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  2. C.J. I still think of you as the little girl who lived behind our house. But look at you now accomplished and have found love of your life. So happy for you !!

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  3. This by far is the sweetest thing I've read today and the most important "read" of the day for me. It is absolutely true that communication and honesty is key to a good relationship! Congratulations to 7 years for you both and may you have many more years of happiness together :)

    abby
    http://itsabbytime.com

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