Today is my husband and my 10th wedding anniversary!
Sounds like a long time, but really...it doesn't feel that long.
But I think thats because I am lucky enough to have a lot of long, long marriages in my family.
My Mom and Dad are still together. Always made me the odd ball at school! :) But they have been together for...well...lets say a long time. At least over 40 years, because I came along after they were married!! :)
And my Dads parents were together a long time too. They celebrated their 60th anniversary the weekend that I got married. And I think it was about 68 years of marriage when my grandpa passed away.
Even on the other side, my Moms parents were married over 50 years.
To say it, it sounds like a no big deal thing. Until you actually ARE married and realize....it IS a big deal. :)
It drives me crazy, those Bridezillas that are on tv totally freaking out about their wedding day...wanting each tiny little piece to be perfect...wanting it to be all about THEM. Not really the best way to start off a marriage. Its not about YOU...its about BOTH of you...from here on out. And quite frankly, a wedding day is definately a special day and you do feel special, but its only ONE day. The marriage is suppose to be for the rest of your life.
THATs the hard part!! Not planning the location, dresses, people attending, food and such....its what happens after the wedding. The day to day and growing together over the years.
Not easy. And not all can make it. Lots of various reasons.
But today, we will stop and recognize that we have made it 10 years so far....and because of others in our family and the marriages they have had before us...we still have a long ways to go.
Plus, on our wedding day we made a deal. 70 years of marriage and then we are free agents.
Of course that puts both of us around or close to 100 years old by then. We'll probably just keep each other after that....we'll have had each other trained right by then!!!