So I'm about 8 days late, but June 8, 2012, Husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage. It's hard to believe it's been that long! It's been a wonderful, fulfilling, sometimes trying, 10 years. It's not been easy every step of the way, but I wouldn't want it to be. We've had some rough spots. We had our first big one shortly after Isaiah was born. These last couple months have been very difficult with the stress of trying to have our house lead abated within 90 days, coming up with the money on top of the daily life things. But here we are, stronger than we've ever been for all the joy and trials we've worked through.
In the last 10 years we've:
Rented 1 apartment, and 2 houses
Found employers we're happy with
Bought our first new car
Bought our first minivan...and traded it in for another minivan
Bought our first home
Welcome 4 beautiful children into the world
Bid farewell to the childbearing years
Mourned as we lost one child at 11 weeks gestation
Mourned the loss of our full term niece
Mourned the death of 2 aunts, 1 uncle, a grandmother, a couple great aunts/uncles
Watched as our friends married and had children of their own
Sent our first child to school
Sent our second child to school
Sent our 3rd child to pre-school
Watched our last child turn into a toddler
We manage a schedule with football/cheerleading and 3 kids in baseball!
Fought to the point we thought we'd never make it
Worked through the issues we had and made our relationship even stronger
I ran a marathon, Husband helped make it possible
Dealt with my sister moving far away as she followed her love to Texas
Learned to knit
Put in new windows and siding on our house
Our soloist at our wedding sang "Parents Prayer" and one line of the lyrics is "But now in your eyes the two will be as one" ...it's truer now than it was before. While it hasn't always been easy, we've always come together, eventually. The day Husband and I married, a poem I wrote was read and the last line was "With love and happiness in my heart, Today I marry my best friend". I'm happy to say that's still the case. Husband, I'm more in love with you now than I was 10 years ago. I can't wait to see what the future holds in store for us!
In honor of our anniversary, our song:
recessional, with some changes, instead of "if" it was "now that someone.."
In my arms by Mark Wills