I have name changed for this because it is so personal, but I am on my own at the moment with no good mates (hopefully temporarily!) to have a chat to and wanted to share.
Have a read of the lovely message dh sent to me today for our wedding anniversary:
'It seems strange that already it is our 3rd anniversary when we seem to have spent very little time as Husband and Wife; it is almost as if we skipped that stage and went straight to being a Mum and Dad! With our determination to both try and have careers and raise a family, I know we do not have the time to spend with each other that I would like. We are so rushed, and often stressed, that the couple of hours we get in the evening (if we are lucky) we tend to spend just unwinding. Even with this, the time pressures and dds unerring ability to get ill whenever we are away, I want you to know that I have never been happier. Yes, it is not all flowers and chocolates, and life could certainly be easier at times, but I truly feel content. I love our family and am so proud of you and dd. You are an amazing wife and mother, although I know at times you dont feel it, and the way you manage your work and home life is incredible. I know there will be many challenges ahead but I know we can face them if we are together.
So, in the end I just want to say that I love you.'
Aah, he sounds just like my DH. What a beautiful thing to write, you sound like a wonderful family. It's so lovely to read something like this on here. It's a pity we don't hear stories like this more often.
LilredWG...we are happy, although sometimes we conceal it with 'constructive debate' about whose turn it is to do stuff and when we can actually spend some time together. Despite that though, I think we respect each other a lot, and I know I am very happy to have got him!