When people ask how long my husband, Brian, and I have been together, I happily respond with "almost 11 years". Brian and I met back in April of 1999. We were both young, he was still in high school and I had just started college.
It was a relationship that grew to become a friendship and turned into a partnership. We are now happily married after all those years.
In the past 11 years, we have encountered many experiences. Happy experiences like our graduations, our engagement, our wedding, and finding out we were going to be parents. And sad experiences like trying forever to become pregnant and the loss of our son.
Throughout all of the experiences though, there is one thing that we have both learned about love.
This is the one thing that has allowed us to continue to move forward, regardless of what life throws our direction.