Friday, August 3, 2012

10 years

Becoming one. Aug. 3, 2002.
Much can happen in a decade. Most of all, I'm thankful for the stories Greg and I have created together since Aug. 3, 2002. Since saying, "I do" we have ...

Lived in two cities in one apartment and two houses.

Dealt with my diabetes diagnosis and infertility issues.

Adopted our two kids.

Honeymooned at Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, setting the stage for so many other travel adventures to come: islands and cities throughout Greece; Rome; Perdido Key, Fla.; Ithaca, Cooperstown and Rochester, NY; Palmerston North and Queenstown, New Zealand, Chicago; Boston; Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine; Hilton Head, S.C.; Charleston, S.C., Gatlinburg, Tenn.; San Antonio, Texas; Branson, Mo.; and countless trips to Louisville, Lexington, Nashville and St. Louis.

Started new jobs in 2003, adjusted to Greg starting his own law practice and real estate investment company in 2006, adjusted again when I quit my job to be a stay-at- home mom in 2007.

Became addicted to Settlers of Catan.

Gained dear friends who are like family and new family members who are friends. 

Campaigned for causes in which we believe.

We've laughed, cried, talked, shared, fought, grew, listened, created, imagined, walked, biked, dreamed, wondered, worked, boated, bungy jumped, hoped, played, swam, risked, blessed, relaxed and prayed. Together.

Some days have been hard, really hard, but each year we celebrate gets better. Being where we are now is worth every hard day we had getting here. My life as a stay-at-home mom of two adopted kids who couldn't be more perfect for our family married to a self-employed attorney in small-town America is nothing like I planned. But I chose to life with Greg, which was one of the best decisions I've ever made. And I wouldn't trade it for ... well ... anything. All the stories along the way give me hope that the best is truly yet to come. 

Here's to {at least} four decades more! Right, husband?

Other anniversary posts: Five years. Six years. Seven years. Nine years.

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