I think that what makes a relationship work
is different for every relationship.
But for me, I think ours is tied up in those three lines.
We are different,
so so very different in so many ways.
But something about those differences can bring out the best in the other.
At times it brings out the worst too of course,
but mostly it opens our eyes to another way of seeing things,
our differences remind us to look at things a different way.
And ultimately, together we can forget the world,
because we are each other's world,
and we've created our perfect world around us; our family.
This month's words come from Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.
We danced our first dance at our wedding to that song,
which was one of my favourite moments of the whole day,
and the words of the song are just so incredibly beautiful.
And for me,
finding your soul mate
is all about finding someone who you can simple waste time with,
happily in each others' company.
It's so easy to take your other half for granted.
And I think that can be especially obvious in photos.
In the early days of our relationship,
we would proudly pose for photos,
so excited to just be together.
And then like many things,
the longer you are together,
you just don't worry about being together in photos as much,
because the fact you 'go together' is kind of a given.
I know that we have become so focused on being in photos with the children,
or photos all together as a family,
that somewhere along the line,
photos of us as a couple kind of got forgotten a bit.
But the reality is that our relationship is the beginning of our family,
and when the kids are grown and have moved out,
our relationship will still be the centre of what makes us a family.
This year is kind of a big one for us.
In March we will celebrate ten years of being together.
In July we will celebrate five years of marriage.
And we really want to celebrate our relationship,
the bit that came before the babies,
and is the foundation of our family.
So recording a monthly photo of just us
seemed like a great way to do it.
There are five of us (actually make that ten including the other halves)
who are committed to sharing a couple photo every month this year.
And we would love to have you join in with us.
I mean, who doesn't love a bit of smoochy, cutesy romance once a month?