February 19, 2009

One Step Closer to Diamond

Next year is the first of the "big" anniversaries -- 10 years. I'm saying the same thing today that I've said every February 9th for the last 8 calendar years.

I truly wonder how 9 years has gone by so quickly. It seems as though just yesterday we were a couple of bright-eyed, energetic kids walking down the aisle.

At 21 I thought I had all the answers. I was scared to death and incredibly excited to get married. I looked forward to spending the rest of my days with C, hoping that we'd stand the test of time and grow old together.

Now at 30, I know I don't even come close to having all the answers. The bright eyes that shed tears of joy 9 years ago shine a little less brightly now out of exhaustion and are softened by wrinkles. But I still look forward to spending the rest of my days with my husband by my side.

With 9 years of discussions, arguments and laughter on our matrimonial resume I have a stronger faith that we'll stand the test of time and grow old together. We have undoubtedly conquered the growing old together aspect, as both of us are beginning to show some wear and I have certainly learned for us, wedded bliss doesn't always come easy. Some days it takes much more work than others. Without a doubt though, there is no one else I'd rather work so hard for.

Happy Anniversary, my love.


7 comments:

Bryant and Candice said...

Happy Anniversary! :)

Flying Monkeys said...

Happy Anniversary!

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria said...

Meant to comment on FB, but forgot... Happy Anniversary!

Jessica said...

Happy Anniversary! May you have many many more together....

Sami said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope your hubby brought home flowers and that the little one behaves herself!

Kristen said...

Wishing you many more happy anniversaries!!

Bean said...

Happy Day Dys! Cheers to many more!