Thursday, May 12, 2011


Today Todd and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary.  As we opened each other's cards Todd said, "Oh wait.  Are you opening the right one?  Wait... what?  How is that possible?  Did you...  Are you kidding me?" 

Out of the hundreds of anniversary cards to choose from Todd and I picked the same exact one to give to each other.  And to add to the craziness of it, I was standing in the store tearing up over this beautiful card thinking, "I would love to get this card from Todd.  Wouldn't that be funny if we both picked the same card?  Like that could ever happen." 

Just another sign to be that we are meant to be

Cameron Diaz in all of her infinite wisdom and boundless maturity has recently declared marriage a dying institution. "I think we have to make our own rules," she explains. "I don't think we should live our lives in relationships based off old traditions that don't suit our world any longer." she says in Maxim's June issue.

I'm so glad I know that isn't true.  I'm so lucky that I've found a man that knows that isn't true.  I know firsthand (and secondhand through my parents) what a beautiful covenant marriage is.  I know how it enriches your life if you nurture it and tend to it and value it. 

It is an amazing feeling knowing that I have this incredible person who has always got my back.  This wonderful man chose me to spend the rest of his life with.  He knows me totally and completely and he likes me (Loves me even!) anyway.

Sharing a life together changes you.  His stories have become my stories, and mine his.  Our life together becomes our history.  I love it.

I love my marriage.  I love our life together.  And I love my husband.   

Love you, babe.  Always.


Cassie said...

Happy Anniversary! That is so funny that you guys got each other the same card!

Mom24 said...

Congratulations. How cool that you picked the same card.

Sometimes I really worry for our kids, it seems like they'
re surrounded by the message that morals and values don't matter.

Jessa said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!

Cecily R said...

Congratulations on ten years!! And from the sound of it, ten GOOD ones at that. :)

Mom24 said...

Agh! Blogger!

It erased every comment I've made in the past few days. Hmph!

Anyway, how beautiful, and funny, that you two chose the same card. It makes me sad and it scares me a little that our kids are being raised in an era when they're surrounded by people saying morals and values don't matter.

Happy Anniversary.

Tonya said...

I think 10 years is awesome! You are now in the double digits :) And I love that you each got each other the same card! Many more anniversaries to you.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Happy Anniversary!!
I LOVE that you gave each other the same card. That's awesome; you obviously know each other so well and are on the same wavelength!
Here's wishing you many, many more wonderful anniversaries.

Elaine A. said...

Okay the fact that you bought each other the SAME card just blows me away!!! I mean WOW, how awesome is that?!?! Y'all are such a perfect couple. Happy Anniversary and here's to SO very many more!

p.s. thanks for your comments on the hamster post. I read them both... ;)

Kelly said...

Aww, that made me tear up. Hope you had a wonderful anniversary! How cool that you bought each other the same card.

Robyn said...

Happy Anniversary! That is pretty neat picking the same card.

Cara said...

Love, love, love that you guys picked the same card. I feel the same way about marriage that you do.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

"infinite wisdom and boundless maturity"....hilarious. Very cool that you guys picked the same card - definitely meant to be. That's how I pick cards too - the ones that make me tear up. Those are the keepers! :) Congratulations!!!

MamaB said...

Happy Anniversary!! And here's to the next ten may they be as beautiful as this past ten has been!

April said...

Oh this post is so perfect!! Cameron Diaz is a dumb ass. I, too, love my married and my husband and yea we have to work at it sometimes but what a team we make together. Just like you and Todd! And how great and funny you both picked the same anniversary card...I love it!!

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Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple! I think that's so sweet that you picked the same card. :)

Riahli said...

So sweet.

Hilary said...

How sweet is that! Happy Anniversary. Wishing you many, many more.

painted maypole said...

wonderful! happy anniversary!

puna said...

This is so sweet! Congratulations! Today we celebrate our 19th year together. It must be a great month!

Rima said...

Oh, happy anniversary! What a beautiful post. You really are a match made in heaven!

Jaysi said...

No way! The same card! Uncanny! Happy Anniversary!

trafsilo said...

congratulations wedding day, hopefully always remain lasting ... greetings from jakarta

Lisa said...

Love that you picked the same card - meant to be indeed! Hope it was a great one :) You have a lot to be proud of!

lime said...

how wonderful. a belated happy anniversary to you two. it seems things are as they should be and i rejoice with you.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson