Time is a strange thing. When you start a journey, it seems like you can never see the destination. Then it happens. You wake up one morning and years have passed by. I am absolutely not the same person I was 17 years ago. I am not the wide-eyed optimistic girl I once was. It has been replaced by a more cynical version of myself. The one thing I am still optimistic about is my marriage and family. There is of course a dash of reality I add to the equation, but I am blessed beyond measure Alhamdulillah.
Today I woke up to 17 years of marriage. My husband is patient, kind, and did I mention patient? Really, I know I am a handful to deal with on any given day.