Today is our 11th wedding anniversary. I wore a polka dot dress to get married in and I wore (a different) polka dot dress out to lunch today and he put on a polka dot shirt. Seems fitting, dotty all round probably sums us up.
There have been times in the last few years when I didn’t think we would continue to stay married let alone in a way where we wanted to celebrate it but turns out I should never have really doubt us because it seems like Michael and I are meant to be together.
Every marriage has it’s ups and downs. As I have written before we have been through some pretty serious downs but when you work your way through all that carnage and come through the other side and end up looking at the person you weathered all that with and thinking. Oh you, yeah I really like you. Well that is something really pretty special.
Michael and I have been through it to get to where we are today. Some of it has been really tough but somehow that love and connection that bought us together in the first place never really went away for either us and with time and work has grown back into something solid and special.
As he said to me just last night. “Nothing else matters but that we love each other, everything else is just noise. What we have is special and unique” And he is absolutely right. What we have is special and unique and also so resilient and that is something to treasure and celebrate.
Most people would have gone their separate ways. No judgement on that, do what is right for you, but we didn’t. Something always just seemed to keep us together and in the end that has led us right back to each other. We are still working out exactly what that looks like. It can’t be what it was before because we are both different people but it can be just as amazing and it makes us both happy and that is all that matters.
I tweeted this the other day in response to a thread about things I love…
“Being married to @newsigns2 It’s had its up and downs but I love being married to him and he makes me laugh every single day. Turns out he is the love of my life.”
Tis true, he is and I am happy I married him, happy I stayed married to him and so very happy that today we find ourselves in a place where we are completely committed to one another and our life together.
I tried to take a photograph for this post with him today. We went out for lunch together today to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary and when we got home we were having a snuggle on the sofa. “Let’s take some pictures” i declared. What ensued was about 15 minutes of me trying to take a picture where I didn’t look like I was trying to fight off a crazy man. As you can see, I failed but also I didn’t because these pictures capture life and love with Michael so perfectly.
And I wouldn’t change it for anything.