It was almost one year ago that I walked down the aisle in that stuffy, hot farm garage to Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Weeks before the big day, we had selected the song for its cute, upbeat vibe that we felt fit our personality as a couple perfectly. We didn’t anticipate how much the lyrics would really foreshadow the first year of our married life together.
An old friend recently asked me the age old question, “How’s married life?”
To which I answered, the life part has been a little difficult, but the married part has been wonderful. In the past year, I’ve lost a friend, my Dad was rushed to the hospital and we’ve continued to struggle to make ends meet. Now plop us down in a foreign city where our life consists of 100% work and 0% social life, and you’ve got a pretty tricky cocktail.
The past year has not always been easy, but it’s always been good. And the honest-to-goodness truth is that the reason for that goodness is my marriage to Chuck. He is my best friend, the source of my laughter and the wipe-away-er of my tears.
Pittsburgh still feels like a temporary landing place on our journey to a forever home, but I honestly believe Home is Wherever I’m With You.