Anniversary-Reflecting Progress

Phil Bridges in Eureka Springs, AR
Phil Bridges in Eureka Springs, AR

Today is my wedding anniversary, I have been married to the most wonderful man for a year now. I didn’t even know that men like him existed. When I met my husband a year and a half ago, I had been through a bad marriage that drug on for over 14 years, and had tried other relationships that had been epic fails. I had decided that I would spend the rest of my life alone rather than be miserable and alone while in a relationship.

That all changed when I went out to rent one of the trailers that my husband owns, and met Phil. My whole world changed and is still changing…in a good, but sometimes uncomfortable way.

Phil, my husband, is the most supportive and loving person that I have met….I’m 40 years old so I’ve met a few people, lol. I have never had someone believe in me like he does, it’s magic. His faith and belief in me keeps me challenging myself and developing my potential.

I have grown and developed my potential as a human being, business owner and as a partner in ways that I would have never imagined before meeting Phil. In the year and a half that we have been together we have never fought and have spent most of everyone of those days together. We are not only husband and wife but also business partners. We are also continuing to build and develop more business ventures.

I have learned that I love to grow things…all things, not just roses. I’m now investigated starting a cut flower business and am busy planning a massive garden that will be started next spring. We are building a green house for me. I’m in the process of planting along all of the fence lines in the trailer park that we own.

We have 14 trailers in the park and I have planted over 150 various trees, shrubs and flowers and don’t even have half of the park done. This is a long term project, needless to say. I have learn enough gardening facts and other information regarding growing things to make your head spin. I know that without the support and love of my husband none of this would be happening.

I have taught myself to build websites…that’s a current work in progress. In fact without Phil this website and blog wouldn’t be here. He is the one who encouraged me to make a go of selling my crochet patterns, which is something I have dreamed of doing for years.

The growth and change that I have done and am still working on is so drastic that I barely recognize myself. It is amazing how far I have come, and I wonder how far I will come before it’s all said and done.

I’m a very lucky woman to have the luxury to find out what’s important to me and who I can become, with the unconditional love and support of my husband and I just want to thank him and let everyone know how important this day is.