I can hardly believe that it was 14 years ago that Victor and I were married. I sometimes look at him and I wonder: "What was I thinking?" Other times I look at him and I can't help but stare at him and I feel so happy that I made that choice to marry him. I sometimes feel like a school girl with a crush.
The past 14 years haven't been a bed of roses. However, I know that everything that we experience together (the good and the bad) makes our marriage that much stronger. We are still learning. We still have a lot of growing up to do.
We made the commitment to live this life together. We renewed that commitment again when we were sealed in the St. George Temple. That commitment is for eternity.
I have allso reflected on how symbolic our wedding month is. January is the first month of the year. A time for renewal and new beginnings. Each year I reflect on where I have been, what I learned, what I survived and I anticipate what the new year will bring. I also think about those things that I can improve upon. Can I be a little more understanding; patient; compassionate; giving and kind? What can I do each day to show Victor how much I love him and appreciate him. Are there little things that I can change and improve upon?
I know that one of our goals is to do more things together. Like take a class together; play games together; go places together; work together; serve together; etc. I have hope that we will be together for a long time on this earth so that we can become better together.