Wednesday, May 21, 2014

9 Years married today, 12 years together. What to say?

Today is the celebration of 9 years married to the man I love. He is not only a husband, father and coauthor of our books but he is also my best friend.

I know that sounds super cheesy but it's the truth.  And I think that's why our marriage is still strong.
When I first started dating hubby I didn't know what the future held for us. He was that cute, smart funny guy that I liked spending time with.
Over the next year he helped me start discovering who I was and helped me see that I was pretty and worthwhile.(trust me, he had his work cut out for him.)
When he proposed I was ecstatic and skeptical. Why did this dude want to marry me?

I said yes (Obviously)and over the next year we worked on getting everything ready for the big day.
The wedding day was beautiful. We had blue skies and sunshine. Our family and friends gathered around to help us celebrate our day and it went off with nary a hitch.
Over the last 9 years we've had our ups and downs. We had two beautiful children. And both of us have gone back to college. Stress is our drink of choice. *G*
But the nifty thing is that each of those moments, the hard and the easy(not many of those) the good and the bad. The hectic and fun...
Drew us closer together. It became us against the world. We fit together so nicely and we compliment each others oddness.
We have both grown individually and as a team. I am a better person because of my husband and I think that we go as good together as we did 9 years ago--maybe even better.
The newness wears off and the passion ebbs and tides but if you have someone that you can have fun with outside of the bedroom. Someone you can't wait to share experiences with or news with, then you have the ingredients for a long and happy marriage.

So--Happy Anniversary to my husband and best friend. I have enjoyed the last decade and look forward to the next one. Here is to many more adventures!