Loving my Imperfectly Perfect Life


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Fall and the new year are always an exciting time for my family…I turn a year older (maybe not so exciting) and we celebrate another year of marriage….or, as I lovingly like to say, another year of not murdering each other.

I kid.

Kinda. ๐Ÿ˜‰

As I went searching for the “perfect” picture to post for the obligatory “perfect” social media post about our “perfect” marriage and life, I quickly realized that such picture does not exist….and neither does the perfect marriage or life.

We have been married for fourteen years. We have had many, many great times together…too many to count! The birth of our children and building our dream home are just a few that come to mind. We have travelled near and very far to explore new places together and made incredible memories.

However, it has not always been easy. It’s been hard….sometimes extremely hard.

Much like kids, marriage doesn’t come with a handbook. Sure, people will give you advice….some of it good…some of it not so good. Ultimately, it’s up to the two of you to figure it out.

In this day and age, with social media being such a huge part of our lives, it’s easy to feel like your life is lacking…not living up everyone else’s “perfect” life as seen on social media.

Don’t let it fool you.

They are not perfect. Their lives are not perfect. Their marriage is not perfect. Their kids are not perfect. They have problems…may not be the same as yours…may be smaller, or may be much bigger. I can also guarantee for every “perfect” picture posted on social media, there were a dozen taken that didn’t look so great.  Don’t get so wrapped up in comparing your life to someone else’s or to what you “think” it’s supposed to be. Just live it. Live your life. Live your truth. Enjoy the highs and learn from the lows.

We only get one go around…

make it count and make it yours! 

We have had 14 perfectly imperfect years.

We have 4 perfectly imperfect kids.

The picture above is my all time favorite family picture. We are absolutely living our most perfectly imperfect life….and I wouldn’t have it any other way.