Next week we’re lucky enough to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. This is what I’ve learned so far;
- The years go fast. Very fast.
- Love doesn’t age, but it does change. The excitement fades, the passion dims and the love distills into something stronger. Think of it like gin but with less tonic.
- It’s a marathon, endurance is key. Be kind to yourself, then be kind to your partner.
- Love can be rekindled. Trust can be rebuilt.
- Everyone deserves a second chance, sometimes second time is better.
- Life won’t always go to plan; deal with it and move on, together.
- If you’re wrong apologise, and quickly.
- There will be days when you’ll ask, ‘why did I do this?’ but there’ll be more days when you’ll think, ‘thank God I did this.’
- It’s difficult and easy all at the same time. Some days it requires more effort, like studying for exams; you won’t want to do it, but it’s probably worth the toil.
- When all is said and done we’ll not remember who’s turn it was to put the bins out / do the washing up / cooking / cleaning / or who said what. We’ll wish we’d loved more. And here’s the thing; love can multiply. What’s more beautiful than that? We started out with two, now we’re five (including the dog!)
With half-term madness, 9th birthday parties and an anniversary to celebrate I doubt I’ll get a chance to post next week, so take care till November. I’m off to write a birthday letter 😉