Ten years ago today I married my wonderful Hubby.
Since then, we've collected four kids, gone through five cats, six dogs, four birds, six moves and seven job changes. We've driven across the United States and flown to Africa. We've faced debt and grief and depression, but we've shared magical moments and great joy. We've lost dreams and gained new dreams.
He loves the city; I love camping. He likes to sit and talk; I'd rather play games. He's a night owl; I'm a morning person. He jiggles the bed; I steal blankets. He's an introvert; I'm an extrovert.
Yet, somehow, we're even closer than the day we got married. We've learned to be a team. We've faced storms together and come through them. When one of us cries, we hold each other. When one of us is happy, we laugh together.
We've learned surprising lessons. For instance, it works better to argue via email. I'm better at home repairs and budgeting; he's better at managing our social calendar and teaching violin. If there's a room to be organized, or a rock wall to be built, surgeries to be endured or a glass window to be replaced or music to be performed, we've learned that we're better working together.
We've learned that we need each other, and that love runs deeper than we ever realized.
To celebrate our Anniversary, we couldn't really go somewhere, as it's too soon to leave Abi. Still, we wanted to do something special. We wanted to do something different than the ho-hum every day routine. Something with lots of snacks and something interesting to do.
So, we chose what any good geek family would choose.
A Star Wars marathon. :)