When you are running 18 miles you have A LOT of time to think. I got up this morning at 4:45am to get ready to run one of my last super long runs before the marathon. I think one of the reasons I love running so much (not to sound like a nike commerical) is that you are exercising your body and your mind. For me I like to take the time to reflect on things going on in my life. This weekend is our 7 year dating anniversary (Yes we still count years from when we first started dating), so I was thinking a lot about Kev on this run.
I hear a lot of negative talk around the internet about “young married” blogs, how they are fake and annoying. This kind of bothers me. I don’t know if jenloveskev falls into that category as I am not all that young- eeek 29 this year and I always try to stay honest on this blog but when it comes down to it- I much rather blog about being positive then being negative. Is every day of marriage lovely with rainbows and bunnies? No. But that doesn’t mean that one can not actually have a happy marriage. This is not a rant. Nor the point of this post. I just want to say that I love Kev, I love our marriage. Yes it is give and take on both our parts but right now after 7 years of being together- I love him more than the ever.
We have been married for 5 years this year and we have done a lot of living in those 5 years. We practically moved half way across the world, we bought and sold our first home, we have moved from Hawaii, Massachusetts and now into NY, I quit my teaching job and now stay at home, we had a baby, and Kev quit his old job and started his own company. Thats A LOT of major life changes.
This year especially we have been going thru lots of adjusting. As soon as your baby is born your life changes. That is enough for most people to adjust too. We some how decided it was also a good time for Kev to start his own company. We went from 2 well paying jobs to both of us leaving our jobs and having a brand new little one at home. I don’t know why we thought that was good timing but it was. These last 7 months have been very hard. Lots of hard work for both of us. But I think the dust has settled. We are climbing our way back from what seemed like a step backwards. Rowan has been the greatest gift in our life and has made each of us better people and better for each other.
I am so proud of Kev. He has worked so hard and Iron to Iron is doing better than they ever imagined (well I always knew they would be awesome). He is the most talented web designer ever and he daily inspires me with creativity and his commitment to never settle for anything less than his dreams. I am so excited for Rowan to learn to follow her dreams by watching her Daddy reach for his.
I always feel like we come to defining moments in our life and if we can embrace them and power thru we will come out changed for the better on the other side. I know this last year has been one of those times. It makes me smile to know that we went thru it hand in hand. Kev is my best friend and I can’t imagine living life without him.
Thinking about this past year also makes me think back to another defining moment in our lives. When I got back from my run I sat and looked thru a years worth of blog archives from when we lived in Hawaii. Although we had lots of fun- it was another one of those years. Being newly married and 12 hours worth of plane rides away from family sure defines your character. I look back on all these pictures with such love and hold all the memories close to my heart.
Kev I love you so very much. Happy 7 Years of being my Super Hero Crime Partner.
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