Tuesday, November 26, 2013

10 Years

Today is my 10 year wedding anniversary. 
Ten years that have gone by in a blink of an eye.

There have been UPS. downs. and even some days where our worlds were sideways.


We've won. We've lost (literally & figuratively). We battled on...

I have known Mr. Small my entire life it seems, from Kindergarten until now--relentless teasing in grammar school, fighting in junior high, disregard in high school and it wasn't until my return to Maine in 2000 when I rediscovered this man and fell in love with his humor. I still have a deep appreciation for his twistedly funny side. He was a "man's man" and very different from the metro-sexual city boys I had been surrounded by for years. He knew my roots and could relate to me in a way no one had before.

As the last 14 years have gone by, I changed and the dynamic of our relationship tested over and over again.

Somehow, by the grace of God, we survived. Things are better now than they have been in many, many years. Happy. Peaceful. Supportive.

It's a good place to be.

Happy Anniversary.
You have given me two of the greatest gifts a person could ask for--

Lola



and the freedom to be me and chase my dreams! Thanks for chasing them with me.




Here's to the next 10 years!!



12 comments:

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

Happy anniversary, you guys!! Love is grand, isn't it? We're some very lucky people to have found "the one."

baker said...

Congrats guys! So wild that you have known each other that long, way cool!

Marnee A said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations in fighting for the thing that matters most - your marriage and family! Enjoy

One Crazy Penguin said...

This post makes me happy :) Congrats on ten years!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Simply. Beautiful.

Finallyfit2011 said...

Simply. Beautiful.

Ja @Ja on the RUN said...

Aww love this post!
Happy Anniversary to you guys! :)

Carolina John said...

You know for a Man's Man he doesn't have much of a mustache. Kidding! Congratulations, 10 years is a long time. ya done good.

RFC said...

I'm so, so happy to see you guys in such a wonderful place in your relationship! Happy Anniversary! <3

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Congrats!! What amazing things to be able to say!

Jen Small said...

LOL Carolina John. Dude can grow a full "red sox" beard in about 3 hours. it's awful...

:)

Tara Martine said...

Congrats Jen! Awesome & inspiring!