Ten year anniversary

Jesse and I had our 10-year anniversary yesterday. I won’t say we celebrated it, and you’ll understand why once you read about how we spent our day. First, we…

…did absolutely nothing.

Second, we…remembered at 6pm that it was our anniversary.

Third, we gave each other a kiss and laughed about how we both forgot.

Well, we may have missed out on a chance to celebrate on our anniversary, but I’m sure we’ll make it up to each other this weekend. It’ll definitely be more fun to go out on a Friday or Saturday rather than a Wednesday.

And I definitely don’t want to pass up this chance to thank God for my wonderful husband.

We have the kind of love that makes us forget that we aren’t still teenagers. We love to be silly and tease each other, and we love each other for their silliness. (I think it makes me feel normal, knowing that there’s someone else in the world who is as silly as I am.)

We have the kind of love that scares me. I love him so much, it scares me to think that I may lose him someday.

We have the kind of love that makes our home a refuge. No matter how bad things are at work or in any of our other relationships, we can handle the stress at any given moment by knowing that we’ll be together again each evening. Kudos to the military families out there who are able to wait so long in-between. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

We have the kind of love that reminds me of God’s redemption. We love each other in spite of our faults, and our occasional sarcasm, complaining, or whininess. When one of us says something or does something that’s uncalled for, the other generally remains silent. Then a few minutes later, we’ll talk about what we did today or something else completely normal, and everything is wonderful again!

If you have something wonderful to say about your spouse today, feel free to comment!

6 responses to “Ten year anniversary

  1. Happy Anniversary. And congratulations to you for having such an amazing marriage!
    I am newly engaged to my boyfriend of just over 2 years, and I can only hope that we will continue to laugh and grow and love like you and your husband.
    I also love him so much that I sometimes become terrified of losing him.
    He is my security blanket, my safe haven, the one thing that calms me when I’m on my way home from work. Just knowing he is there, whether we’re spending time together, or just hearing him working on something else from another room….just knowing he is present is calming.
    Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating, and Happy New Year to you!

  2. It’s so great to hear from other people who are truly in love. When I worked in retail, I felt guilty talking about my relationship. I was afraid others would think I was trying to brag. But it feels wrong not to talk about the good stuff, doesn’t it? Especially with all the complaining about relationships that takes place. I just love finding others who are having good experiences too! Then we can talk about it all we want, and we don’t have to feel like we are making the other person feel insecure or angry.
    Good luck in your marriage! But, as I’m sure you have figured out in the last 2 years, marriage will take more than luck. Sounds like you and your fiance have figured that out already though! Best wishes!

  3. Made me laugh! Truly soulmates… 🙂

  4. Congrats on your anniversary!!! Ours nestles right up to Christmas also but hubby hates to forget any special day. I am glad you both enjoyed your pre-senior moment!! I pray you will enjoy many, many more anniversaries, and very few senior moments 😉

    • Thank you so much! The senior moments don’t bother me very often, unless I do something totally crazy, like put peanut butter on my husband’s lunch meat sandwich (oh yeah, that’s happened).

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