Last Friday my husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding
anniversary.  My Mum and Dad looked after
the kids for us and we had a fun evening out! 
We treated ourselves to dinner at Jamie’s Italian and had plenty of
laughs at Kitty Flanagan’s show.  It was
so much fun.  I definitely think we
should do that kind of thing more often. 
With little ones it is sometimes hard to make each other a priority, but
when we do make the time to I am always happy that we did. 
I’ve been thinking about how we’ve been together for so long
now!  16 years together, and 10 years of marriage.  Here are ten things I know after 10 years of
marriage:
  1. It is possible to love someone more than you
    thought you ever could.  When we got
    married, I didn’t think it could be possible to love anyone more than him, I didn’t
    think it was possible for my heart to grow anymore.  But, I was wrong! 
  2.  It is the little things that matter.  The little things can and should be
    celebrated.  Other little things can
    quickly turn into big things if you don’t address them straight away.  A good rule we made when we moved in together
    was to be upfront and talk about stuff if it was annoying us – straight
    away.  I think that served us well and
    stopped little things turning into big things. 
  3. We think we know each other pretty well, but
    even after all this time, we are still finding out new things about each other.
  4. Love evolves over time.  It is not better or worse, just different and
    reflects the life stage you are at at the time.
  5.  I like having a shared history with
    someone.  Someone who has been through
    what I’ve been through, someone to reminisce with, laugh with, have secrets
    with.
  6. We are fundamentally the same people now as we
    were back then, just a little more wrinkly and grey!
  7. I will never get tired of looking at those
    beautiful blue eyes of his.
  8. Together we balance each other perfectly.  With each other, we are better versions of
    ourselves.
  9. We have created something truly special in our
    little family.  A home so filled with
    love that it makes me so proud I could almost cry (and sometimes do…. Well probably
    more than sometimes!)
  10. I chose him all those years ago, and I still
    choose him now. 


 
And because ten isn’t enough – a bonus couple:  

  • We don’t have enough pictures of us
    together.  We must start using our son’s
    awesome photography skills and get more pictures together.
  • My husband supports my hopes and dreams and
    makes me feel like I can achieve great things.
  • Relationships work best when each party gives
    100%.  The Flylady explains it in a way I
    really like:

Marriage is not a 50/50 proposition, as many of you think. I
believe that this perception is hurting many families. Here is why.
When we feel we are
doing our half of the work, we automatically feel slighted because we don’t
feel our mate is doing his or her fair share. So we pout, fuss, or even go on
strike. This is so silly.
Marriage is a
100%/100% proposition; Each person giving their all to the family. When you do
all that you can, you have done your best. 
(http://www.flylady.net/d/br/2012/06/29/changing-your-attitude/)
So, what have you learned from
being with your significant other?
I am excited for what the next
ten years hold for my Husband and I. 
Until next time,

E xx