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Saturday, November 28, 2009

10 Years Ago Today...

"Well, you know, new love is really fantastic, but love realized is even better..." - Stephenie Meyer

Ten years ago life began.

Okay, for those literal folk, maybe not the beginning of my 'life'...but my life with Matt. Yeah, I know, Matt and I haven't been married 10 years...I am not purposely trying to confuse anyone here. But I don't celebrate nor view my wedding anniversary like I celebrate the anniversary of when we found each other in this ridiculously crazy world we all live in! Sure, our wedding is what made it official on paper and to those around us...but we had 3.5 wonderful years leading up to that day, and for me...that is when this journey actually began...that is the day I don't forget. The detailed story might seem cheesy to anyone but us...aren't most people's...but that story is what brought us together. And that story continues to be written. Now for the realists...the past ten years have definitely had their ups and downs...Matt and I could both give you some great stories and tips on just how hard/easy marriage and relationships can be...but without those ups and downs our relationship would never have grown. We continue to learn new things about each other all the time...some of those things we love, some make us happy, some irritate the hell out of us for a bit, and some of them we wonder what hole they crawled out of and just how soon they will be crawling back in curling up and hibernating for the rest of the journey! But you get over it...and when you look across the room at the person you know you can't live without ten years later and your heart can still flutter...than those things disappear for that brief moment and you realize just how good life is...and just how much you can still love each other even ten years into the journey.

So to my best friend - my confidant - my husband - my will never know just how much I love you...words will never tell you enough, I will never be able to show you enough...but I do...more than anything else in this world...and now I have shouted it from the internet...that's right...I LOVE YOU! Thank you for ten years filled with happiness, sadness, anger, communication or lack there of ;) admiration, gratitude, big purchases, support, irritation, adventures, smiles, laughs, kisses, hugs, winks, advice, comfort, birth, friendship, drunk dials, randomness, forgetfulness, parenthood...and the alcohol and coffee we washed it all down with! I look forward to more than another ten years!

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” ―Dave Meurer


Melissa said...

Aw that made me tear up