Trust That There's More To Life

I’ve shared our story several times in the past. It just never gets old for me (that, and I can’t believe it’s been almost four years since this crazy journey began. 
But regardless of how we got here, I have to say I’m glad we’ve reached this point.  
It hasn’t been easy, but definitely well worth it in the end. 
At times I’d question if any of the headaches were worth going through. From family to friends, there was always something coming in between us. You know, unnecessary drama that plagues every new relationship. 
I think the hardships we’ve overcome have made us who we are today. And a lot of the experiences have brought us even closer than we could ever have imagined. 
For us, it’s been more about how we’ve been able to manage things that are thrown our way. 
We Really Depend On Each Other
Everyone who has ever tried to make something work knows that it takes a lot of dedication. 

But in terms of relationships, it’s all about how much you can rely on each other. 
Success doesn’t come easy, and turning our crazy love story into a successful one hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies. It took a lot of work, and personal growth — on both ends.
A lot of times people think we’ve been together for a lot longer than we have because of the way we get along. Heck, the couple across from us during our first date swore we had been dating for years. It was pretty funny. I’ll share more about it in the near future. 
We Genuinely Care 
The way we feel about each other is reflected on the way we care for our boys. And that to me says more about us than anything else. 
It might not always be this awesome, and time has shown us that it really can’t. But that’s okay. We take the good and the bad. And most importantly, if one of us isn’t have the best day ever, we talk about it. 
We embrace the bad just as much as we embrace the good. And I think that’s what makes our lives a little easier. 
We never experienced the whole traveling as a couple, vacationing here and there because of the way things happened so fast. Sometimes that would bother me, but I know that as time goes on, we’ll have the chance to do so. Right now isn’t the time for it, but I trust that there’s more to this crazy thing we call life. And I’m ready for it. 

36 Comments

  1. Cindy Gordon

    March 4, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    So important to embrace the good and the bad. Reminds me of the love is patient quote/verse! All those words are so true. I do hope that there is some travel in the future for you!

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 5, 2016 at 1:55 AM

      Thank you. I've been reaching out to more travel companies in hopes of getting a mini staycation with the family.

  2. Megan McCoig

    March 4, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    It's so important to care so much as a family! So good to be positive to! I love this post 🙂

  3. Roxanne Ferber

    March 4, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Relationships take a lot of work- exhausting, never ending work. It's great that the two of you keep working at it and growing!

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 5, 2016 at 1:56 AM

      Thank you. And yes, relationships require a lot of dedication.

  4. Vicky @ Mess For Less

    March 4, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Sounds like you have all your priorities straight. Yes, the travel will come and you will make some beautiful memories together!

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 5, 2016 at 1:56 AM

      Does it really? I can't wait. I need some time away!

  5. Kait

    March 4, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Relationships can be the best kind of exhausting. I love your point about embracing both the good and the bad — without both, you wouldn't be where you are 🙂

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 5, 2016 at 1:57 AM

      Thank you. Hey, we have to take in the two and make the best out of the cards we've been dealt.

  6. Koninika Patel

    March 4, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Hardships make us who we are and no matter how hard times get we always appreciate our victories. Thank you for sharing your story!

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 5, 2016 at 1:58 AM

      You're welcome. And thank you for taking the time out to read all about it.

  7. Amber N

    March 5, 2016 at 12:49 AM

    Embracing good and bad is so true. You can learn so much from the bad!

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 5, 2016 at 1:58 AM

      Yes! The bad are life lessons.

  8. michele

    March 5, 2016 at 1:23 AM

    Relationships are exhausting and yet wonderful. I appreciate so much more the good ones because we survived the good and the bad times

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 5, 2016 at 2:00 AM

      It's amazing how much you learn to appreciate your relationship more as time goes on.

  9. Veronica Pototska

    March 5, 2016 at 4:50 AM

    Once we are in a relationship, it is also about partnership and relying on each other! The same goes for the whole family

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM

      Very true. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Veronica.

  10. Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio

    March 5, 2016 at 5:31 AM

    I think relationships can be sooooo hard as they take so much work. That part doesn't bother me but when the communication dies is when it gets bad – hopefully you never have to experience that 😉

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 6, 2016 at 6:12 PM

      Hi Laura. Yes. Once the communication goes, everything else does too. It's sad, but a relationship that's worth working on, is the one you keep.

  11. Rose Sahetapy

    March 5, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    Realationship is about balancing each other, it's a part of balancing the whole packet of life. I like your positivity.

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 6, 2016 at 6:12 PM

      Thanks, Rose. And I have to agree, it's all a balancing act.

  12. jillconyers

    March 5, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    Yes! There is more to life. An open heart and mind to the good and bad experiences will get us through the bad ones and make us appreciate the good ones even more.

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 6, 2016 at 6:13 PM

      So true! I'm glad we were able to get through the ugly and embrace all this beauty.

  13. Six Time Mommy TEST

    March 5, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    I am always embracing the bad and the good, you just have to! It's life, and I am trying to make sure my family understands that too. Relationships can be so hard but communication is key. Balance too ! – Jeanine

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 6, 2016 at 6:14 PM

      Hey Jeanine (I've always loved that name!) I have to agree. Family can make of break your relationship. You just have to remember to put your foot down. 😉

  14. Jennifer Pilgrim

    March 5, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    I love how you said that the way you feel about each other is shown through your parenting. Great post!

  15. blythe32

    March 5, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Life always throws us good and bad. It is important to appreciate both.

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 6, 2016 at 6:14 PM

      Yes! Embrace the good and the bad, always!

  16. Julie May

    March 6, 2016 at 2:02 AM

    That's a great attitude to take honey! Life can deff be hard at times. Hang in there though! Your time will come! Xo

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 6, 2016 at 6:15 PM

      Thank you, Julie. You're always a ray of sunshine. Is it because you're always by the beach? 😉

  17. Housewife Eclectic

    March 6, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    The hard times have really made our relationship what it is. I wouldn't want to relive them, but I am glad they happened!

    1. Fatima Lora

      March 6, 2016 at 6:16 PM

      Seriously! The hard times can be pretty ugly. :/

  18. ana de jesus

    March 6, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Aw what a lovely tribute. I agree embracing the good and the bad is what makes a relationship work. Things are not rosy all the time and acknowledging that is what makes your trust and bond deepen!

  19. Hannah Adkins

    March 8, 2016 at 6:17 AM

    Relationships definitely do take a lot of work. but they are worth it in the end.

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