Can you believe it. 10 years already. I completely remember my wedding day like it was yesterday. I pulled out my wedding album, watched my wedding video, and simply relished in the awesomeness of the day. Not that I went into my marriage thinking it wouldn't last, but the stark reality is 50% of marriages don't last. I am so proud to say that we are still kickin it and the last decade has been a magnificent journey. On the morning of my wedding, I remember thinking how glorious the day was, how handsome my husband was, and how in love I was and would always be. Reality check - I was 24 and slightly giddy and naive. Not truly realizing the journey that laid before us, I calmly said "I do," kissed my wedded husband and hopped on my carriage and rode away to what I thought would be 'happily ever after.'
Now, don't get me wrong. I definitely feel like I'm living one big fairytale. Some days I feel like Cinderella, and other days I feel like the dreaded step sisters. But through it all, I have a wonderful and amazing man who has supported me, loved me, and placed my needs above his own more times that I can count. He has given me two beautiful and amazing little girls and a home that is stable, secure, and full of love. Now, if that doesn't sound like a fairytale worthy of publishing, then I dont' know what is. We have surely had our fair share of trials and disappointments. We have had hurt feelings, angry words, loud arguments, and yes - nights where we have slept on the couch. I must add though - those events have lessened and lessened through the years as we have both learned what our God given roles are in marriage. As I have gained a few years in experience, I have also gained wisdom and humility. Both essential for a healthy marriage.
So a very happy anniversary to my wonderful partner of 10 years. May the next 10 be as amazing as the past. I love you with all my heart.