For the next 2 weeks, we are thrilled to join up with The Kid Project as they present their Made for Adventure Marriage series.
7 years ago, last weekend, I met my best friend on a chairlift at Snowbird. We were both in the singles line and hopped on the lift together. After a few minutes of talking, Andrew suggested we take a run together. It’s a good thing he is an amazing skier because I was impressed from the start. Well, mostly in his abilities as a ski buddy, not thinking about anything beyond that. The next weekend, he asked me on our first date and took me caving. Yes, from the very beginning, our relationship has been filled with adventure. In fact, that was one of the major things that drew us together. We did everything from hiking and climbing, to rafting and backpacking together while we were dating. We spent that summer in Africa working with a nonprofit group helping AIDS orphans. At the end of the trip, we summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro where Andrew proposed to me (at the weakest and most incoherent state of my whole life :).
Our courtship was definitely filled with adventures. However, none of those events compare with the adventure that being married is. Nor do they compare with the work involved to make a marriage work. However, we’ve found more joy and happiness from being married than we have from anything else. We like to think that marriage is the unspoken foundation of everything we talk about here on our blog. Healthy marriages lead to healthy families and that is really what we are trying to promote. So stay tuned as we dive into what brings adventure, life and happiness into our marriage and find out ways that you can nourish your own ‘made for adventure marriage’.