The hubby and I are about to celebrate eleven years of marriage this coming Saturday.
If you quickly think about it, you wonder how you it has been eleven years.
But if you really sit down and think about it, then you do see that it has been that long.
Surprising, but yes it has been eleven years since I married that man of mine.
When I think about how long we have been married, it makes me think about how long we have actually been together.
Almost eighteen years. WOW.
That is a lifetime.
Eighteen years together.
Eleven years married.
Death of my grandmother.
One heart-shattering death.
Two bouts of cancer (my mom).
Death of grandmother, grandfather, aunt (hubby).
Celebrating 16 years at the same office (me) this July.
One bout of cancer (my dad).
One job transfer (hubby) within same company.
Two promotions (hubby).
School officially started for one of the boys.
Death of one of our kitties.
Hired as a writer for an online magazine.
Death of my father-in-law.
Card business slowly getting off the ground.
Within a day of losing my dad due to sepsis (caught and treated).
Books being written.
Many vacations have been taken.
More vacations being planned.
Saving for a new house.
Hoping to move next year.
Many books being read.
Many more books waiting to be read.
Over the last eleven years, we have seen life and death.
Sorrow filled death.
Through it all, we have stood side by side – the life we have created and the death that shattered us both has changed us but we are still together.
We will always have our moments we may not necessarily get along but we are 2 independent people with our own thoughts and feelings, opinions and interest. These may not always mesh but we accept it and we try to learn from it.
We have endured somethings that other couples will never endure and we have endured less then even other couples have.
Eleven years. We love one another and that is what matters.
Eleven years. Some days it does feel that long. Some days it does not.
I look back on pictures from our wedding and wonder where did those 2 kids go. The answer… Life.
So babe, let’s continue this – let’s continue to walk hand in hand and see where the next eleven years takes us.
Adventures – most likely.
More heartache – most definitely.
Continued love – always and forever.