My hubby, Brian, and I celebrate our sixth year anniversary today. What a wonderful six years it has been... but I have to say, this past year tops them all. I remember last year on this day, we celebrated from the comfort of my hospital room. Brian surprised me with bringing Italy to my room... Italian food, Italian music, flowers, and pictures of Italy playing on the TV. It was as romantic as it could get in our situation at the time (we just had to ignore the beeping monitors, nurses, and me feeling so incredibly preggo). We were also able to give each other an awesome gift of becoming debt free.
I remember just wondering and talking about our future and what the next year was going to be like. And Wow, this year has been the best year of my life. From welcoming our three baby girls, to raising those three baby girls, and watching Brian become a father. A part of him I had never known before. You feel like you know someone so well and then they become a parent and exceed all expectations.
Although this year has been the best, raising triplets has been no easy task and it comes with its challenges. The fact that Brian and I have made it through probably the toughest year of our lives amazes me. Our relationship is stronger and we've learned more about each other. We have become even better teammates than before. We communicate, compromise, and work together. We respect each other and always always always say Thank You. That is some of our biggest advise to newlyweds. Appreciate what the other has done for you and acknowledge them for that. Its so simple and goes such a long way. With the amount of things we do each day, we say a lot of thank you's. Brian makes sure I know that what I do each day (stay at home with the babies) is amazing. I make sure he knows that I appreciate him taking care of the house, going to work, and taking a midnight shift.
The babies just love him so much. I see it in their reactions when they see him. They are genuinely happy and then cry if they aren't the first to be picked up. It has been incredible to watch him as a father and I love his relationship with our daughters. We are so thankful to have him in our lives. Happy Anniversary, Brian! I love you!