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To The Partners Who Stick With Us Through Anxiety

Posted On: Jan 19, 2020   |   Posted By: Scary Mommy

To The Partners Who Stick With Us Through Anxiety

I feel guilty-often. Every day when my husband arrives home from work and walks into the kitchen where I'm with our four kids, he doesn't know which version of me he is going to get. Will he greet overwhelmed-exhausted-anxious me or my happy-organized-enthusiastic self? It's a gamble for both of us-and it's freaking exhausting.
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We started dating when I was 16 and had a boyfriend! My parents were unamused at first. He was 19. But it turns out we were both total prudes and we're fixated on going to college and finding a good career. We dated five years before marrying. I was only 21 when we tied the knot. Yes, we were young and naive-but we just knew. I was the one who said we were adopting-taking him by surprise. I knew our babies wouldn't come from us. He hesitated and asked a hundred questions. I dragged him to an adoption agency informational meeting. He was like, are you sure? I was 100% in. Four kids in eight years. Whew! We've has our fair share of trials-mostly my health....

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