On this day…
Reader, I married him. Five years ago today, on a beautiful sunny day at an outdoor ceremony in Florida. I left my job, my family, my friends, my country, my life to be with him. I didn’t know what highs and lows the next five years were going to be. Now I do, I know that I’d do it again, without hesitation. When a day has taken everything from me, he is the one who gives it back. At times when I feel lost, the way he loves me reminds me of who I am. When we are together, it is Home, no matter where the world takes us.
We aren’t able to spend this anniversary as we’d like. We’ll be learning the results of Cubby’s sibling study. There are many, many ways I’d rather celebrate that happy day, but this is marriage, this is family, this is our life. Together.
For the man who can make me smile even on days like these:
I love you. Happy Anniversary.
Also on Armistice and Veteran’s Day, we remember those who have made sacrifices so that the rest of us needn’t. Also, those who are currently serving in hostile parts of the world: thank you.
Lest we forget.
And finally, please send your choice of love, thoughts, or prayers to Jen as she is undergoing surgery today. We’re all with you, Jen.