Friday, July 09, 2010

5 Years...

Hubbs & I, we're a team. And we've been a team long before we exchanged "I do's." However, today marks 5 years since the moment when we officially became "one flesh" in covenant to one another, before God.

And what a great 5 years it has been! Hubbs & I sometimes sit and marvel at how quickly time has passed, while at the same time searching our memories for any recollection of life before each other. Neither of us really can anymore; it's like our existence pre-marriage was like a big dream. What was life like before we had each other? We can barely remember.

Today (and this weekend) we will be off celebrating our 5th honeymoon year. Laugh if you will, but it still feels like a honeymoon to us. We still want to hold hands and sit next to each other. We still giggle together and enjoy stealing kisses when nobody's looking. May that feeling never end!

So how does one celebrate 5 years? According to traditional gift-giving, the fifth anniversary is the year of "wood." I won't even go there; this is a family-friendly site. The modern gift would be silverware, but we have plenty of that already. So maybe we won't do gifts this year, but we will go out for dinner. I'm so excited about heading to Le Crocodile (finally, after 2 long years of waiting) tonight for foie gras and duck breast and French pastries and delicacies. Then, on the weekend, we have plans to spend the day together, and maybe watch Eclipse in the theatre (that's his gift to me!). In return, I might watch him play Street Fighter online with my brother. ;)

The truth is, we celebrate our love all year long, so our anniversary is really no different than any other day of the year. As a result, even our "celebrations" sound suspiciously similar to something we would do on any other weekend.

But 5 years is an accomplishment. Many do not even make it to this point in their marriages. I am blessed. We are blessed. And we have our very gracious and loving Father to thank for that.

~ May your joys be as bright as the morning, your years of happiness as numerous as the stars in the heavens, and your troubles but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love. ~
An old English blessing


Angela said...

Congratulations! I would agree with you that it seems hard to remember what life was like before being married, but after 11 years we're finding life together keeps getting better and better - which is my wish for you as well!

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Thank you so much Angela! :) It is awesome to see marriages that strengthen over time, versus all the ones that seem to fall apart after a few years. :)