I’ve been thinking about marriage a lot lately. Marriage can be tricky and fulfilling. Bringing two people together when they are young and expecting them to handle all life throws at them while becoming stronger and deeper in love is a big expectation. Growing individually is a lot of work, growing together requires careful thought and skill.

Ben and I have been married for 12 years and while I don’t need to tell you that we aren’t perfect (it goes without saying) and I don’t need to go into detail about all the things we argue about, I believe our biggest strength comes from believing in each other.

I know how brilliant he is and he knows how strong I am. We believe in each other. Because of that belief we help each other shoot for the stars when it comes to dreams. We give each other the freedom and encouragement to chase our dreams knowing how capable we are of reaching them. I know the sky is the limit for Ben. I believe there is nothing he can’t do. I believe that and it’s important for him to know that I believe it.

So while we navigate marriage, parenthood, careers, chasing dreams and life in general, we do it knowing that we each have our own biggest fan in each other. Life is hard. Marriage is hard. Being a parent is hard. Chasing your dreams is hard. Everything worth while is hard. So while you navigate all the hard things I hope you have a partner who believes in you and I hope you believe in your partner.

Thank you Ben for believing in me, knowing just how strong I am and allowing me to spread my wings and fly.