The hardest thing we've had to face in our marriage thus far is learning how to deal with our "demons". Between Brandon's old job making it hard for him to move past it and my depression and learning how to manage it; it seems like one of us is always struggling and often at the same time. It's a constant ordeal it seems.
A while ago I started crying and I asked him,
"Why did we get these trials? What did we do to deserve them?"
"Everyone has their demons. Mine is my old job and yours is depression. But as long as we stick together, we will get through it and come out stronger. And before you know it, these trials will just be a memory."
His response made me love him and appreciate him even more. Then it hit me. The times that we are at our lowest, the times that we struggling, are the times that we have felt the luckiest and the most thankful to have one another. It has also brought us closer together as a couple and strengthened our love for each other even more.
I love this quote from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland:
"Love is a fragile thing, and some elements in life can try to break it. Much damage can be done if we are not in tender hands, caring hands. To give ourselves totally to another person, as we do in marriage, is the most trusting step we take in any human relationship. It is a real act of faith - faith all of us must be willing to exercise. If we do it right, we end up sharing everything, - all our hopes, all our fears, all our dreams, all our weaknesses, and all our joys - with another person."