This year marks 9 years of being married to my best friend, husband, and baby daddy, Doug. I’m not usually a very emotional or sensitive person. In fact, my sister has even called me a robot. 😫 So writing this blog post can be a little hard.
Doug and I met at UC Davis 23 years ago. We met in a fraternity at school and became really good friends right off the bat. This might sound super cliche, but ever since we met I knew he was going to be the one. I know right, how lucky was I to meet him in college and make it all the through and marry the love of my life. It’s true when they say you don’t need to try on every dress to know that’s the one. We didn’t date that many people before we found each other. Finding someone that has the same family value as me and understands how important family means to me is super rare.
The one thing that works really well in our relationships is he lets me be myself and absolutely embraces who I am and of course, I do the same. We have lots of trust in each other so we’re always encouraging each other to have our own time with our friends. I feel like when you restrict each other from doing what they love, sometimes, it can cause a lot of problems. I think one of the biggest parts of our relationship is communication. I am very much a let’s talk about it kind of person with no filter, and he’s a nonconfrontational person that just likes to let things go. So yes, oftentimes, it takes a little nudging when we need to resolve a problem. We’re by no means perfect. Like every couple, we have our ups and downs, but we’ve always made a pact to not go to bed angry and always resolve our issues.
Doug proposed to me on July 27th, 2011 the summer right before I was going to turn 31. Man, that was definitely the craziest day of my life. A year later, we threw one of the biggest parties of our lives, and yes…to us, it was the most expensive and the most we’ve ever spent in our lives, but it was definitely worth every penny. It was the best memorable day of our lives. The day flew by so quickly, I actually didn’t remember much after 10 pm! But my sources tell me I was carried in by Doug who was also totally drunk. It was a good night…but one of the worst hangovers as my first day as a Wong.
Now, fast forward 9 years! We now have 3 beautiful children, 1 big golden retriever Opie, and 26 chickens and ducks. Wow, what a wonderful time. We’ve always lived by the mantra, be always grateful for what you have and just take it day by day. Life can pass you by in a blink of an eye.
This has been the best 9 years of my life and I can’t wait for what’s to come. Cheers everyone! To love, health, and happiness!