Thursday, June 23, 2011

10+

We made it 10 years! There have been many, many, MANY times I thought I'd kill Kit and I'm sure he has had quite a few incidents where he was positive if he didn't tuck his hands into folded arms he would simply reach out and strangle me. But- like a fine bottle of balsamic vinegar (seeing how we don't drink alcohol and diet caffeine free dr. pepper doesn't age well, I thought I'd choose an analogy that worked) things have definitely gotten stronger, deeper, much much better with time. I look at my eternal sweetheart and my heart thumps a little harder. I rub his smile lines around his eyes (and if you know Kit, you know they are smile lines...ok and squint lines if he isn't wearing his sunglasses) and adore how sexy he has gotten. I love watching him speed through yet another dirty diaper of Emmeline's and talking trash with my boys as they watch each other play video games. I love how he has started to finally understand how helping out around the house can help him out and how every now and then I come home to dishes done or the floor swept. I love how he knows what I mean with a particular look at church or at a party or across the dinner table. I love how he loves me and despite a body that has carried and birthed (that word brings to mind heaving labor...and yes, yes it was) 4 children, he still finds me irresistibly sexy. I love how he answers the phone "Hello, beautiful" when he knows it is me. I love how I have learned to ignore his "Sunday black socks" and he has learned to just listen when I cry and give advice later. I love how we are better together.

Here's to 10 years, Babe, and counting!!

9 comments:

bits and pieces of our family life said...

I am so happy you have such a wonderful marriage. Jeremy and I will be at 10 years next April and I know all of the feelings you wrote about. Congrats to you and your sweetheart!

Jill said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more years! :D

Kara and Theo said...

Congratulations!!!

Jenny said...

Wahoo to 10 years! I feel the same way... each year my love for Jeff gets deeper and deeper. And I'm sure everyone outside of our marriage looks at us and thinks, how on earth do they think the other one is more sexy than when they got married? Something about trials, fighting, kids, and sticking it out just makes it so much better.

Steph said...

Hooray to ten years!! Isn't it crazy how the days crawl and the years fly by?? You guys have such a fun marriage, and I, for one, am so glad you do...I love the four little by-products of your marital bliss. :) Happy anniversary and here's to many, many, many more!!

whitney said...

Ten years?! Goodness, where does the time go? You guys really do balance each other out so well :)

Happy, Happy Anniversary!!

Maria said...

Happy Anniversary Liberty!

Coty said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a sweet sweet post. Melt.
I too, know what you mean... The years bring positive progress in every aspect of love and marriage. And many a come-hither glance in a crowded room ;) saucy.

You guys have "mad" marriage skills... Keep on keeping' on ;)

Aubrey said...

Yay for 10 years... and an amazing husband! Does that mean I've gotta wait another 5 years before my husband figures out the whole cleaning the house thing?