5 Year Wedding Anniversary

We just had our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary, which to some folks may not seem a lot, but we were excited.  We’ve been together for 9 years plus some change, and we’ve had our house and dog 5 and 1/2 years.  Our first year in this house was pretty eventful: bought a house, found a dog, got married… and injured my back.

Here’s the thing – less than a month married, I herniated a disc in my back and was unable to even reach the bathroom on my own.  My husband had to care for me, had to help me crawl to the bathroom, had to lift me onto the toilet.

It was horrid.

So instead of having a fun new life as a married couple, I was crippled with devastating pain.  Our first Halloween I wasn’t able to see any of the trick or treaters because there was nowhere we could set up in the entrance that I could sit.

It really was a test, and my husband was 100% there for me!

It took over a year to recover enough to door more normal activities, and I had to attend Physical Therapy weekly.  He had to do everything: cooking, cleaning, helping me dress, everything.  And he didn’t complain, just helped and listened to me when I wailed that I was never going to get better.

He was amazing.

This year is much nicer.  We had fish, and I had cheesecake, and we played games all evening because that’s what he wanted to do.

I’m so glad to have found my husband, and I remind him how awesome he is regularly.  *smile*  Because he IS awesome, and I feel like I’m the luckiest person on the planet!

Are you married?  How long have you been together?  What trials have tested your marriage, and how did you deal with them?  I feel like having children would be a huge trial, but it’s not one we face.  Inquiring minds want to know!