A Decade of Marriage

It began when we were sixteen & seventeen years old.
Two high schoolers with the world at our fingertips.

I knew, within a month of meeting him, that I would marry him.
He was my other half.

So August 8, 2002, when he proposed after two years of dating, I said "Yes."

And one year after that, August 8, 2003, I said "I do."
We have made it through some rough patches.

Pregnancy Pregnancies.
Infant twins.
Relocating to rural Alaska.

...things like that.

Yet here we are, ten years, four degrees and three babies later, better than ever.
We live a charmed life.

Our secret? Laughter.
Just when it's getting crazy with work, the house, the kids... we laugh.
I have Josh to thank for that.
He is my laughter.

"In the sweetness of friendship,
let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning,
and is refreshed."
-Kahlil Gibran


Kasey said...

Happy Anniversary

Marilynn Raatz said...

I love you guys!! Happy Anniversary and many many more!!

Hammacks - You and Me Plus Three said...

Live.... LAUGH... Love! Sometimes Laughter is all that will get you through something! It is key!

Amos said...

Happy 10 year anniversary! I hope you both had a wonderfully special day.

Julie said...

Rub it in Shelly, rub it in ;) I'm so glad that you have such an awesome marriage. It reminds me that there's such a thing as happy marriage. I might otherwise believe that a mutually fulfilling relationship was just another fairy tale :)

Nichola said...

Happy Anniversary to you lovely couple! from Nichola, (Burford, Oxfordshire, UK)