Saturday, May 17, 2014

Ten Years

Ten years ago today, two people who really hadn't spent a lot of time in each other's company, who'd really only met a few months before, but who also knew everything deep about each other, stood in front of judge and vowed to spend the rest of their lives loving, honoring and cherishing one another.  The only other people there were witnesses the judge had pulled from the desks to watch the ceremony so they could sign the marriage license. 

There was no party afterwards.  They went back to his hotel room where he changed out of his suit and then back to her apartment where she changed out of her dress.  Instead of gathering with her friends - strangers to him - or either of their families (all but one of whom were in other states), they hopped in her car and she drove.  They meandered and saw pretty things.  They chatted and laughed and enjoyed each other's company.   

Simple.  Easy.  Relaxed.  Pretty much the way their first months together had gone.  Pretty much how the next ten years would go.  And exactly how their tenth anniversary is expected to play out*. 

Have a beautiful day wherever you are.  And my life be simple, easy... relaxed for you today and every day.




*Okay, so they're actually finishing up the replumbing of their home today.  So 'simple, easy and relaxed' may not be exactly what occurs, but once that's finished, there'll be a lot of relaxing.  LOL

14 comments:

  1. Aww, congratulations on your 10th anniversary!!!! How long were you guys dating before that?

    Christopher and I are coming up on our 8th year, but we'll only have been married 2. =)

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    1. LOL, I don't know that we ever really dated, Nat - not in the traditional sense. I replied to his Match.com ad in February, we met physically in April, got married in May. I think we spent all of 7 days in each other's company - and that includes the day we got married. ;o)

      You and Christopher are so awesome together.

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    2. Ahhh okay. Quick and to the point! I like it =) When you know, you know.

      Haha thanks.

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  2. Awww :) What a lovely story and a lovely way to spend your life together. We're very similar, B.E. - for our 10th anniversary, The Husband bought be gravel and we spent the day re-doing the garden beds in the house we lived in at that time!!

    Happy Anniversary to you both :)

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Ah, the gravel. I have 6 yards of it sitting in the driveway waiting for that project to take off. Maybe this week.

      I think after a while of being together and being helpmates, you just do things that will benefit your lives together - like plumbing and landscaping. And if there's cake afterwards, even better. ;o)

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  3. Happy Anniversary! A seven-day romance sounds like love at first sight.

    I hope the plumbing goes smoothly, and you can relax and have fun later on.

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    1. I was already mostly in love with him before I saw him, Deb, but seeing him for the first time sealed the deal. =o)

      The plumbing went pretty smooth, and we spent the evening relaxing. Thanks!

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  4. Happy 10th Anniversary, Mom. I couldn't be happier for you, you married a really awesome guy. Love you both. :D

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Ki. We love you, too. :hugs:

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