Yesterday was our second wedding anniversary. I celebrated by giving Thomas a haircut.
No, not really, the haircut was Monday. We celebrated by going out to dinner, and we spent some quality time together this last weekend in the Hallerbos Forest and at the Het Zwin Birding Reserve – pictures coming soon.
I thought these images went well with our 2nd year of marriage though. I asked Thomas what single word he would assign to our 2nd year together…and he chose Transition. I agree, we have gone through a huge transition together.
On the otherhand, Georgy asked me last week how our relationship had changed from moving, and I said that I don’t think it really has. I think that we both have changed a lot individually – even flipflopping on spectrums in some things – but I don’t think our relationship has changed a lot.
Before we moved here, we both read a book about moving your marriage overseas. The book seemed to be a horror story of lost, trapped wives who were miserable that their husbands dragged them to this foreign land. We took the books warnings and prepared ourselves, but fortunately, that’s not the kind of experience we’ve had. We’ve had a great time getting to know people, exploring new places, and learning to live a different kind of life together.
There was a hard time where Thomas was commuting 2-3 hours each way, to and from work. And this put a strain both on him with his work, and with our quality time together. But last week, he got a motorcycle and his commute has dropped to 50-minutes each way – much better.
So, anyway, the 2nd year…I think it’s been great. Here’s to many more fantastic years together.