A Decade of Love

Posted 06-29-2012 at 11:45 AM by Krista

In a few short weeks, my husband and I will celebrate being together for ten years. It is amazing to think that this day has come. When we were younger we whispered plans of being together forever, vows sealed with shy kisses. Now, a decade later, and saddled down with a mortgage, a house forever in need of repair, two children and all the responsibilities that those things entail life seems less romantic than what we’d once envisioned.

I’m sure that’s a story quite common to most of you. Somehow our dreams never quite match our reality. Nonetheless, my husband J and I have been together for a decade. That is a remarkable accomplishment, it seems to me. I’ve put up with all his annoying habits—leaving dirty clothes on the counter, not closing drawers, turning every light on the house on. I’m sure he’d tell you that he’s learned to tolerate more than a few of mine.

We’ve been through harder things, too: unemployment, post partum depression, losing a child. Raising children should have its own section. Together, we are raising two daughters. Our oldest is three and our youngest is twenty months. We have gotten one out of diapers, and made it through skinned knees, hurt feelings, and lost binkies. We’ve endured the damage kids do on our possessions—broken video games, drowned dvds. We’ve also gotten through quite a few scares that reminded us how precious life is.

No matter what the future brings, I hope for nothing so wonderful as another ten years with the man I love. Together, we can face anything life chooses to throw at us! We have in the past, and we will continue to be united in our future!

Here’s to you, honey, and our decade of love!

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6 Responses to “A Decade of Love”

  1. TakodasMomma on July 1st, 2012 12:35 pm

    I am glad things worked out.

  2. Blessed2005 on July 2nd, 2012 7:30 pm

    How beautiful! I love to hear stories like this. My hubby and I are going on 7 years of marriage, but we have been together for over 9. Love gets sweeter with time. Despite all the junk life throws at your relationship, you can come to a deeply intimate level of understanding each other. Congrats to you and your man! I love mine deeply as well!

  3. nebraskamom on July 3rd, 2012 1:50 pm

    DH and I will be married 7 years in December (actually had to calculate that one in my head, lol). It may not always be easy but it’s so worth the effort! I hope you have another forty years together!

  4. ssousa on July 3rd, 2012 4:43 pm

    I love reading stories like this, it makes me still believe that there is true love out there in this messed up world. DH and I have only been married 2yrs(in nov) but I plan on it being a forever kinda love :) Congrats!!
    Life is always going to be less than perfect but if you spend it with the one you love, it can’t get more perfect.

  5. elfgirl51 on July 3rd, 2012 5:18 pm

    Congratulations! Your post echoed many of my own thoughts today as we are getting ready to celebrate eight years of marriage tomorrow…hoping you have many more happy years together!

  6. Laura Lou on July 7th, 2012 10:49 pm

    hi Krista. I’m glad you’re doing better. I hope you manage to work out some of the underlying issues and be happier together.

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