As we head into Valentine’s Day, reflecting on our relationships is always at the forefront! With any couples who are married or in a partnership, we all had to start somewhere and that usually was through DATING.
Gary and I began dating back in May of 2010 and have literally been stuck like glue since we met in the gym while I was just starting my renewed fitness journey. Go figure I would meet my partner in crime while working on FITNESS! We connected immediately through our love of exploring, traveling, and life in general! He has always been in my corner as my support system and friend throughout the past 6 years …
We seemed to move pretty fast on our journey, becoming engaged to be married 7 months after dating, and then getting married a year and a half after that … they say when you know, you know – but we also know that with marriage comes lots of lessons learned through the highs and lows of any relationship. He’s been there for me during lots of lows in our life unrelated to each other including my Bankruptcy, multiple surgeries for each of us, grief situations … we’ve truly been tested, but we always come back to remembering what’s most important is that we’re strong together.
Especially after our move to Las Vegas, we really began to grow close. No longer could we depend on our family or our friends to run away to, we had only each other to look towards for support and to make things work no matter what. We haven’t been closer than we are now, and I feel a renewed sense of relationship with each other. A huge part of that has been our commitment to putting our health and each other first.