A throwback to 2005 . . .
Happy Anniversary Love
This past Saturday, Jeff and I celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary. Things have been hectic, with one project after another, the kids have been sick . . . so we didn't do any major celebrating but that is okay. If you add in the years we dated, we've been together for 15 years, and after 15 years, the anniversary is just as special as it was that very first year, even if it is without the big hoopla and celebration.
Our marriage like any other I suppose, takes a lot of work, compromise, give and take. Add in the statistical facts about the percentage of marriages that fail + the failure rate of those marriages where a chronically ill child is involved, well the odds may not be in our favor. However, we make it work, we roll with it, we deal the cards we are dealt and play them the best we can. We fight, we laugh, we cry, but through it all our love remains strong. Jeff's my very best friend. Even in his quiet nature and disposition, he has this humor that only I get and he can make me laugh until I cry. We enjoy each others company even when no words are spoken. We balance each other out and even when we disagree, eventually we reach a compromise. We are united in our efforts to parent our children to the best of our ability. Their isn't one thing Jeff wouldn't do for the kids and I, he has a heart that is so big and so giving and everything he does, he does with our family in mind. He definitely was a lucky catch, he's one of a kind, I'm glad he's mine and I intend to keep him. When my mind wonders to what life will be like someday, he is always right beside me, sitting in the rockers as we grow old together, finally being able to take those motorcycle rides we talk about but never get around too. He's always there, the two of us together.
Next year on our 10 year anniversary, we hope to celebrate big. I'd love to go back to the white sands and blue waters where we were married 9 years ago. None-the-less, if it's the beach, or just grabbing a quick bite at a restaurant or ordering carside to go, our love for each other doesn't change. We love each other no matter where we are at or what the circumstances are.
Cheers to 9 years, and here's to many more to come. I love you.