Today I am celebrating ten years together with my husband. Not ten years married but ten years together, as a couple. Ten years of kisses, late night giggles, and hugs, ten years of tears and emotion.Ten years of waking up next to him.
I don’t know how we have managed ten years together, it sounds like a long time to be with one person yet the time has gone in an instant. Ten years has brought us three beautiful children a marriage and a home to make memories in.
I know that my husband will get a notification once I press publish on this post and I know that he will read my post like he does every other post I write. So this post is all about YOU my husband, my friend, my forever. So when you come home from work tonight you can say like you do every time you read my post, I found some more stuff out today that I didn’t know.
We were young when we first met, I was 19 and you were 21. I felt an instant attraction to you, even if I was blind drunk. You didn’t know me, you didn’t have to care but you did, you held me up and made sure I didn’t get hit by a car crossing the road. We danced and said goodnight. Back then I would not have had the confidence to ask for your number, it was lucky that you are my cousins best friend. He gave me your number and gave you mine and the rest is history.
Over the years our relationship moved fast, we were expecting our first baby after five short months together, and you moved into my parents after 9 months together.
I wouldn’t say that this past ten years hasn’t always been easy because we have certainly had our rough times. But those moments are just a fraction of who we are as a couple.
You are my rock when I am sad, you hold me and don’t say a word when I just need to be comforted. You give me space when I am in a bad mood, you make me a brew even though it is my turn to put the kettle on. You let me go to bed and read even though the kids are still running around like lunatics. You put up with me when I act like a four-year-old hyped up on sugar late at night when I don’t shut up. You listen to my crazy conversations when my mind has run away with my mouth and all you really want to do is tell me to shut up. You believe in me and encourage me to do the things I love even when I get frustrated when it goes wrong.
I love the way that we still kiss each other three times whenever we say goodbye, hello, goodnight or at any opportunity, we get to kiss each other. I love that sometimes you tease me by giving me two kisses and because you are a giant I can’t reach to get the third. I love that I know what you are thinking or going to say before even you know. I love that you randomly text me ‘I love you’. I love that even after ten years together I can honestly say that I love you more today than any other day we have been together and I will love you more tomorrow than I do today.
I couldn’t have fallen in love with a better husband, father and friend. And even though there are times you make me mad every day you somehow make me smile.
We have been together for ten years and we still have another lifetime to go.