Wednesday, February 16, 2011

8 years

Yesterday I spent most of the morning moping and feeling sorry for myself. I complained to my sister on the phone and then spent quite a few minutes sitting on the floor, my forehead resting on the ottoman, feeling sad that my anniversary would not include this:

or a trip to Paris with my love,

or even a nice dinner out with just the two of us because we can't leave cutie-pie-cry-face with a teenager without an intense amount of worry.

And then.

He came home for lunch. He walked right in the door looking so very handsome. He twinkled his eyes at me, happily wished me a happy anniversary, and held me close while the kids pulled at our pant legs for attention.

And right then I was instantly happy. I didn't mind that we aren't at a point where we have money to spend on extravagant trips or gifts and our kids are too small to allow us many nights out. Because I've had him for eight years now, and I'll have him for the rest of my life and beyond and I actually get butterflies when I think of spending forever with him.

I love you, my darling. You have made this the happiest 8 years of my life, hands down.

12 comments:

blogbusters said...

Amazing! You guys are the best and I am glad you are so in love! Happy 8 years!

stephanie joy said...

this is so so sweet and wonderful i just love you!

Rachel said...

beautiful tribute! Happy Anniversary again! xoxoxo

laura d said...

yaaay! you found it! :D

melissa marie said...

wow, 8 years? i'm glad you found each other then. and i'm glad i went on several bad dates just to hang out with you.

Carrie said...

bad dates is kind of an understatement, but i'm glad you did too. :)

Caity said...

Call me sentimental, but you just made me get all teary.

Pam said...

As a parent it is the best possible feeling in the world to know that your child is loved, really loved. Bonus - I KNOW he loves you that much too, Carrie!

boo face mcjones said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I'm so glad he gave you the Mr. Bates eyes, too! We need some more twinkling all around!

J. Peter said...

Way to go Ben! Came home and saved the day. If you guys need a babysitter we're here for you, albeit way across town.


Let's see . . . Wednesday night is scouts. I'm sure Alison would have watched the kids.

We're watching everyone else's kids on Saturday night. Bring them by and you guys can go out.

Jobi Niu said...

HOW TENDER!!! LOVED this. I feel the exact same way. This made me cry. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Colette said...

yea! Happy Anniversary!