So far, I’ve started this post 20 different ways, only to delete it all and start over again… some things are hard to put into words.
When I was little, I used to dream about what life would be like when I was a “grown up”… things like where I would like to live, how many kids I would have, and what my husband would be like. There were times, as I got older, that I thought these things would always remain “dreams”. Then I met Eric and life changed. For some, our relationship was a bit of a whirlwind. Engaged in 8 months and married 6 months later. (I didn’t think so, given that my parents had known each other a month when they got engaged and got married 6 months later… and this year they celebrated 40 very happy years!) In some ways, I find it harder to believe that it’s already been 6 years since we said our I do’s.
We’ve experienced so many things in that time and I’m grateful for all of it. The good, the bad and the in between. The moments that have made me laugh and the ones that have made me cry. Even the moments where I’m so tired that I can barely keep my eyes open, yet I’m awake with one of the girls… and Eric is snoring away, completely oblivious. (I will admit that sometimes, in those moments, I secretly want to hold a pillow over his face to stop the snoring, because I’m jealous he’s sleeping and I’m not…) All of these moments have shaped the life that we lead and love.
Here’s the thing, I know that I married one of the “good” guys because this weekend, I’ve been taking a course and he’s been looking after the girls. I spent today in a classroom, instead of celebrating with him. We went for dinner as a family tonight and as was the same as yesterday, writing this and having a cuddle with my littles is all the energy I have left. My brain is full. This year, there was no special anniversary dinner or desert made by me but he’s okay with this. Because he knows that I love him and I know that he loves me.
I think this image from our wedding sums us up pretty well. Working together, always.
Happy Anniversary Eric, I love you.