On Friday Andy and I celebrated our 16 year wedding anniversary with a dinner out. As we sat, gazing deep into each other’s eyes (which proved difficult with steam from the fondue pot pouring in my face) we took a walk down memory lane. One by one we went through each year that we’ve had together. The first few years were easy, remembering where we lived and where we traveled; some things were hard and some were easy.
As we continued through the years, there was a whole time period somewhere between 2004 and 2007 where things got pretty hazy. I don’t remember much except that there was another child born, some moving, a whole lot of remodeling and many tears.
We’ve been through a lot over sixteen years and I’m happy to say that I still love him. Not only do I still love him, but I enjoy being with him more than anyone else. He makes me laugh and inspires me. He mellows me out when I need mellowing. He shows me what it means to love people. Hopefully I do some of the same for him. Our lives are good; not always easy, but good, and we have much to be thankful for.