Friday, July 18, 2008

10 Years

10 years ago today, I married a guy who just about four years earlier had been a 15-year-old boy, sitting next to me on the band bus, asking me to be his girlfriend.

10 years ago today we were both nineteen. We were children, really.

10 years ago today we had no idea what was ahead of us. All we knew is that we were vowing to face it together.

10 years ago today we stood in front of 200 friends and family members in a wedding ceremony that we laughingly agree we would do quite differently if we were planning it today. Looking back, it really didn't match our personality as a couple, didn't really mirror who we were. But then again, did we really know who we were at that time?

10 years, 3 homes, 2 beautiful children, 2 oft-neglected cats, countless joys, many arguments, quite a few changes (for two people who don't handle change all that well), and multitudes of memories later, here we are. All grown up. (Well, kind of.) Different people than we were. But still, and even more so, ridiculously happy together.

You could say we were too young, or that we hadn't experienced enough life yet. You could say that we didn't know ourselves enough at that point to know what we wanted. We would simply say, however, that we knew. Without a doubt. And still do. And I look at it this way - I was blessed enough to have a jumpstart on a lifetime spent with the man I love.

Happy Anniversary, honey. I'm looking forward to the next ten years. And I love you like crazy.


  1. So sweet! I love it! Congratulations! I hope you all did or plan on doing something fun to celebrate!

  2. Happy anniversary Laura. :) you are certainly very blessed.

  3. Happy Anniversary! I had no idea we shared the same anniversary (6 years for us) AND both met our Hubbies when we were 15 and in High School. How strange is that?

  4. I don't even remember being interested in a boy at 15. I was more worried about making it to the state basketball championship.

    You guys are too cute and God knew you would make a great couple. Happy anniversary.

  5. Sorry I missed it! Happy belated anniversary!

  6. First of all, this is so sweet and darling. Again, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

    Now, I am going to do some experimenting to see what happens when I change my sign-in ID around some. Don't mind me. Sorry to be obnoxious.

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