The Hubs and I are celebrating anniversary #5 today! (The wood anniversary: insert dirty joke here) Being married for five years doesn’t seem so long or amazing to me. Being together for ten seems like way more of an accomplishment, but the thing that really boggles my mind is that I met my husband when I was 22 years old. When I hear about 22 year olds getting married I think to myself, “that is WAY too young”, but in retrospect, what’s the difference?
I’m so grateful that we were able to grow together all these years. We are both very different people than we were 1o years ago, and the fact that we are still in love kind of seems like a miracle to me.
But still, the old saying is very true, “Love is only half the battle”. Love alone would never have gotten us this far. I think our real success has come from disagreeing, communicating, learning to compromise, respect, and a solid foundation of values passed on from our parents.
One thing The Hubs and I have always been good at is small, unexpected acts of thoughtfulness. For as long as I can remember The Hubs and I have made each other “mix tapes” on a regular basis. Not always for a specific purpose, mostly “just because”. It started 10 years ago, soon after we first met, before he deployed to South America, and it continues to this day. It’s no longer tapes, but Spotify playlists, but the sentiment is still the same.
The one I made for this wood-tastic anniversary is below. Hubs, you know I love you, but more importantly, I’m proud of you, I’m proud of us, I know you always have my back, and i’m excited for the possibilities that our life together holds. I’m looking forward to every step of the adventure.