I've been married for just about 2.5 years and yet I've been with my wife for nearly 10 years. People always look at me and say, "oh wow, you got married so young!", which is funny because I was 27 years old when I said "I do".
Over the course of our marriage we've been to countless weddings and showers for others who are committing to one another for life. Its an incredibly intimate moment to watch two people confess their love to each other and commit to one another through thick and thin.
Despite being with my wife for so long, marriage has taught me a lot already about what it means to support each other through the ups and the downs of life. So far we've experienced a whirl wind of obstacles that I wouldn't have been able to navigate all on my own. I've always leaned on my wife for support when things aren't going as planned. Simultaneously, she's been the first person I call when I want to celebrate.
Every wedding I go to, I come back having a better understanding, appreciation, and dedication to the promises that I made to my wife. I've realized that its so important to find support in this life because it helps you find you way through life.
Support doesn't have to come through the lens of marriage either. Friends, family, loved ones, neighbors, counselors, professionals. There are so many resources available to us nowadays that its important to find what works best for us at the time of need.
Going through it all with someone to connect with has made the journey all that much better.