Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our seventeenth anniversary. Seventeen years! It doesn’t feel like it’s been that many years. One more year, and our marriage could serve in the military. If marriages could serve in the military, of course. The time really has gone by fast.
Except when I stop and think about everything that’s happened in the last seventeen years. I mean, really stop and think about it.
There have been good times and bad, laughter and tears, fights and moments that have taken my breath away with their beauty. But through it all there has love, trust, and commitment. That has always been our safety net.
I know that no matter what we are facing, we’ll get through it and there will be happier days. And when we have happier days, I trust them enough to sit back and enjoy them. I’m not waiting for the storm clouds like I did when I was younger.
Happy anniversary, sweetheart! Here’s to one hundred and fifty more years.