10 Years and Counting

July 3rd marks our 10 year wedding anniversary.
I asked Jeremy what he has learned in 10 years….He threw out these lovely nuggets:
Two most important words aren’t “I’m sorry” but “Yes, Dear.”
Love is hearts and flowers….true love is popping a zit on your spouse’s back.
No matter what, your wife will win….so just give in.
We did come up with an agreement early in our marriage…everything is his fault, but he’s always right.  It has worked well for us.
We have had a good 10 years.  Like all couples we’ve had our ups and downs, but thankfully the ups have far outweighed the downs.
Having started our relationship when we were 20, we have spent the majority of our adult life together.  We’ve grown up together and I can honestly say that no one knows me better than Jeremy or can make me laugh like he does.  I’m thankful for a husband who is fiercely loyal to our wedding vows and for a man who has sacrificed much to take care of his family.  He spends countless hours on the mundane things like laundry, cooking, and cleaning to maintain our house.  In the morning, it’s not uncommon to find a sweet or funny note for me, or a picture colored for Maria or the train set reconfigured as a surprise for the kids when they wake up.  We can drive each other crazy, but in the end we fit well together.
I found this quote and think this sums it up for me:
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

 

I’m thankful for God’s blessings on our marriage and ask for continued protection, guidance and blessing for the rest of our years.
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