Thursday, October 17, 2013

Eleven

Today Dave and I mark 11 years together.

On Monday, despite our colds, we ended up at his uncle's for dinner. Dave was acting a clown, with everyone laughing at his antics, when his uncle turned to me and said "You had no idea what you got yourself into, did you?"

To which I replied, "Well I've been dealing with it for 11 years, so I guess I'm okay with it."

Silence descended. His aunt finally said, "Has it really been that long?"

It certainly doesn't feel like it. I won't lie - it hasn't been perfect. But there's enough good to make the rest melt away.

It's easy to forget that as life gets hectic and stresses mount. But at the end of the day, we're still together, we're still here for each other when it counts. You learn to appreciate the small moments, the little things, the everyday gestures that when compiled, create a lifetime of happiness.

Happy Anniversary.

10 comments:

Araignee said...

You both look too young to have been together for so long.
Congratulations on the time well spent. Here's to eleven more!

Monika said...

Congratulations! You are a beautiful couple!

Mo said...

Congratulations on your 11th anniversary of togetherness. I wish you many more years together and your kitties to enjoy them with you both!

Prudence said...

Many more happy years, Congratulations! xoDebi

lexa said...

Congratulations!!

Rachelle said...

Congratulations! Any good relationship requires some work from time to time, the good ones tend to pull through though. Hope you have a good meal together to celebrate.

elns said...

Happy Anniversary, you're a lovely couple. Wishing you more future happy for many years to come.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I hope you're celebrating by doing something fun. Gavin and I usually go to a sports bar for beer, pizza and the Leafs. I know, I know ... so romantic :)

Dee said...

Happy 11th!!!! You have it exactly right. As long as the good outweighs the bad you can consider yourself very lucky.

Knatolee said...

Awww, happy anniversary! Lovely post.