Today I celebrate 10 years of being married to the love of my life. As I look back over the last 10 years, which feel simultaneously faster than the blink of an eye and so full of precious memories that they seem a lifetime long, I smile.
Our marriage is not perfect, but we are perfect for one another.
My husband’s spontaneous and fun-loving nature keeps us on our toes, like my surprise birthday trip to Costa Rica – “Surprise! Our plane leaves in 3 hours.” While my detail-oriented list-making keeps everything running smoothly – “Let’s stop by the house and pack some toiletries and a bathing suit first, k?”
My husband likes to solve problems creatively – “Look, IKEA gave us a bunch of extra pieces for this bookshelf I just finished putting together… cool.” While I like to make creative things – “Why buy a bookshelf? We could make one out of these pieces of drift wood.”
My husband likes to have the computer, TV, iPhone, and Kindle all running simultaneously. While I need quiet and focus to complete any task.
My husband sees the fun in everything. He loves life. He loves his family.
Sometimes I get frustrated with our differences, thinking, “Why can’t he be more __________?” and no matter the verb, in reality I am asking myself, “Why can’t he be more like me?” But then I remember that the reason I fell in love with him in the first place is because he is not like me. Our differences are the exact things that drew us together. Our differences challenge and strengthen us. Our differences keep us in balance. And that’s what we are for one another, balance.
To my balance: I love you. Thank you for being you.
Happy 10 years my love!