Saturday, September 6, 2008

10 years

Today marks ten years that Tim and I have been together. Even though we were not married on this date, this is always the one we celebrate. To be honest, we have even forgotten what day we were married on a few times because September 6th has always been the "anniversary" we've counted.

Looking back, I think we both realize how much we've been through together and how amazing it is that we've never broken up. Now, this isn't to say there weren't some rough patches, especially during those college years. Not for one minute have I regretted dating just Tim. I've always been the kind of person that isn't willing to waste my time on something I already knew wasn't right. I think my family knew as soon as we started dating that we would end up married....mainly because I wouldn't even date anyone before Tim because I felt like it was a waste of time.

Tim has been my rock for the last ten years. I've given him my secrets, shared my dreams, cried my heart out and laughed myself to tears with him. He puts up with my craziness, he's comforted me when I couldn't take care of myself, and he's known when to leave me alone if I was just having a hard time being nice. My mom and mamaw have always told me I have no idea how good he is to me, that I should always treat him well. Hopefully I do and I know he appreciates me, God knows I couldn't have made it through a lot of dark days without him. Living with someone who suffers from depression is not easy-I've seen my mamaw deal with my papaw's depression for many years and I know the toll it sometimes takes on her. I can't imagine how Tim has felt over the years dealing with my angry outbursts, random crying fits, constant state of irritation and the days when it has been very difficult to even pull myself out of bed. There have been a few days when he's even pulled me up and out because he knew what was best for me all along. He's been a saint in that respect. Now I think he just thanks the Good Lord for medication. :)

From those first days of Story Hour I knew I liked this I know how wonderful he really is...what a good husband, best friend, companion and best of all, what a great daddy he is. I cannot imagine my life without him and thanks be to God for sending him to me.

This is going to be big trouble, I can feel it already.

Right after Drew was born. I thought Tim was going to pass out again. :)

Drew's first day home.

Teaching Drew how all about throttle.


JB and Angie said...

So sweet, you made me cry! Tim's a good man and I know you'll have many happy and healthy years ahead. Cheers to 10 years!

jenn said...

yeah for anniversary's of anniversary's! You two are such a handsome couple too (I would say beautiful but I don't want to immasculate Tim) To many many more years of together bliss...