Thursday, August 16, 2012

9 years

The summer is flying by and I have thousands (okay maybe just dozens) of posts to publish to get caught up on all our comings and goings, but they will have to wait for school to start -- which is a mere 12 days away.  In the meantime, we are busy, busy, busy doing summer camp and going to the fair and barbecuing and learning to climb stairs (yes, she is only 7 months old and already climbing stairs!) and starting to get serious about moving a million (actually only 7000, but it might as well be a million) miles away and generally doing all sorts of things that leave no time for blogging.  

But, today is exceptional.  Some days are like that.  Some days force you to stop and think and make an exception, and today is one such day.  9 years ago today I married the best man I know.  Truly.  He is smart and kind and courageous and generous.  He was when I met him, and he is still all those things now.  He is an incredible father, a wonderful husband, and generally just a stellar human being.  Everyone who knows him loves him, and best of all, he loves me.  We have had 9 years of joy together and apart from a recent discovery that he thinks synchronized swimming and rythmic gymnastics are not "sporty" enough to be in the Olympics, he has never disappointed me.


and now, well, last November.
Clearly, we need to take more pictures of the two of us together.

I know people always say it seems like just yesterday was our wedding day, and in some ways I feel that way too.  But, mostly, I feel grateful for and am keenly aware of every single day and hour and minute and moment we have spent together.  I am grateful he is the father of my children.  I am grateful he loves travel and theater and music and literature.  I am grateful he is patient and wise.  I am grateful he doesn't just listen to me, but that he hears me, too.  I am grateful he believes in us and our family and all the possibilities ahead.  I am grateful we get to see and experience the world together, because there is no one else I would rather do that or anything else with.  I am grateful for the man that he is and the person that I am with him.  

Happy Anniversary to us! 
It's been an excellent 9 years, just as I knew it would be.  Here's to many, many more.


Cassidy said...

Happy Anniversary! Love you both.

Lauren in GA said...

That was lovely...Happy Anniversary to you both.

He really is a great guy...and you made me laugh when you mentioned that he thinks, "synchronized swimming and rythmic gymnastics are not "sporty" enough." How dare he. ;)

You are funny.

robin marie said...

holy cow! it's really been 9 years! that is insane. i love that i knew you both in the very beginning! happy anniversary (a little belated)!


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