Friday, September 21, 2012, is my ten year wedding anniversary. TEN YEARS.
Holy geez I’m old.
Ten years ago we didn’t know where we were going, but we jumped in together. Ten years ago, we had no one but ourselves to be responsible for. Ten years ago, my husband declared, “At our ten year anniversary, we’ll renew our vows, go on a big vacation, and I’ll upgrade your diamond!” Then again, ten years ago, we couldn’t fathom having 3 kids in just under 2 years. Ten years ago, we had no idea how much can change in the months, weeks, days, hours since we said “I do.” Ten years from ten years ago wasn’t even a blip on the radar.
I’ve learned a lot these past ten years with this man, in this marriage.
I’ve learned that even though he’s in his mid 30s, I sometimes still see him as the little 21 year old kid I met way back when. (And I was only 20, so 21 was like old…enough to drink.)
I’ve learned that I’ve loved watching him grow up into the man and father he is today.
I’ve learned that I cannot walk away from a disagreement as often as I would like. He let me know REAL quick that that wasn’t going to fly.
I’ve learned that sometimes there are just no boundaries and no filters. Especially when it involves morning flatulence. Or any flatulence as far as he is concerned.
I’ve learned to stop plucking the grays out of his head when I cut his hair. They’re just multiplying too quickly, and really, who has that kind of time?
I’ve learned that doing things together as a couple is a luxury that I once took for granted.
I’ve learned that he cannot keep a secret to SAVE HIS LIFE and I am awesome at getting the truth out of him.
I’ve learned that he is an AWESOME girl-dad.
I’ve learned that even in our most frustrating moments, I really did get the best of the bunch.
Ten years later, there is no party being planned. We have three adorable, sweet, money sucking kids. I don’t care about the size of my diamond — I’m not a flashy girl, and I like it just fine, thankyouverymuch. Ten years later he still makes my heart skip a beat and my body shake with laughter.
Ten years later we may still not know where this ship is sailing, but I’m glad we’re on the same boat.