wow, 7 years already. & i'd like to celebrate my anniversary by thanking my husband for putting up with me. i don't think he had any idea what he was getting into after jumping the gun and getting married after only 6 week engagement. i sure as heck know that i didn't. i'm a cranky, unorganized night owl who tends to be a little bossy & impatient. but he puts up with all my little quirks for the most part & loves me anyway. he makes up for it by having the worst farts known to man. theres nothing like opening up the bedroom door to go to bed after he's been in there for an hour and getting knocked out by the hovering stench cloud. however, he's talented, handsome, hardworking & can fix most things (or at least tries real hard...) plus, he makes great pancakes. in fact he taught me how to flip both pancakes and fried eggs with out completely destroying them...
i learn somthing new every year and have also learned to soften out the differences and opposites that we share. i have acknowledged the fact that forever is a loooong time and we are bound to go through phases where we don't like each other too much. but we've decided that the key would be to ride out those phases with a determination to come out the other side. yes, we've gone to bed angry more times than i can count, but we work it out. I can't imagine a life without him in it, so when he makes me want to stick a fork in my eye, i remember that.
he likes to refer to us as two stones floating down the river together, starting off sharp and rubbing away the rough edges to creat soft round happy stones. after many many years of practice and mistakes, we're in a much different place now than we were when we started.
these days, celebrating our anniversary together is no longer just about us. it is more of a celebration of our entire life together and who we are as a family. & after seven years together, i can't wait to see what the next seven bring.... or the seven after that.
my refreshed perspective advice about marriage? learn to laugh. it gets you through so much. so...happy anniversary to us.
i love you. 8/04/01