Tuesday, May 29, 2012

10 Years

Ten years ago I married my best friend.  It was the single most important decision I ever made and the foundation for every good thing that has come to me since.  He is my heart and I thank God every day that he saw fit to create for me my perfect mate.  These last ten years have flown by.  I've been with this man for a 1/3 of my life and I'm still excited to have him for the rest of my life.  If that's not love, then I don't know what is.

                  It isn't every day that you make it to ten years and so we wanted to do something special to mark the day.   As a consolation prize for having to be on call on the day the team gave him both Friday and Saturday. Of course in order to get them he had to work 14 days in a row...oh medicine :)  I still wanted to do something to show that it was our anniversary even if I wasn't going to see my husband that day.  Ten years is Aluminum so I bought ten cans of Dr. J's favorite soda.  I bought a tank of helium and a bunch of balloons and printed off 30 pictures from our life together.  I wrote messages on the backs of the pictures, things about my husband I love, things he does that make me feel special, little love notes.  Then I set up this lovely little number.  The only problem, I set it up at ten am and by ten pm that night when Dr. J got home, the balloons had dropped.  Not quite as cute, but still so fun, and he loved it!!!

On Friday we went out to dinner.  Dr. J wanted to do a weekend away but we've got to nip the nursing before we can nip away.  We had two of the young woman in our ward come by to watch the kids.  They were so adorable, Peach actually cried when they had to leave.  It is the first time I've been in a restaurant on a weekend night in years.  With an hour wait to get in to the Cheese Cake Factory we amused ourselves reading The Screwtape Letters out loud at Barns and Noble.  It actually was very similar to some of our first dates :)  When my husband first asked me to marry him I had no idea where the future would lead.  It is a leap of faith to ask someone to marry you and a leap of faith to say yes.  It was easy for me to say yes and I thank my lucky stars every day that my gamble paid off.  I'm guessing it was easy for this girl to say yes as well.


  1. Congratulations on ten years, guys! You're a wonderful example for us—when we first met you, you'd been married for (what?) four years and had 1.5 kids. Now ten years and 4 kids?!

    And we're already all the way up to 6.5 years and 3.5 kids!? How do these things happen?!

    Still; you guys ARE amazing. Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you got a night out!

  2. Congratulations!! and that's such a cute video... :)

  3. The video made me cry , in all the good ways.

    I am so happy for you and Dr J! Happy Anniversary!



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