On June 29th, 2002, I got married.
I’m happy to report that ten years later, I’m still married. To the same guy.
Yep, he’s a keeper.
As you well know, I don’t have much free time lately. I don’t get a lot of sleep, either, so creativity is sort of at a low lately, too. You might remember that Neil got me a pretty sweet diamond ring for our anniversary- he just gave it to me early when Ivy was born.
So I’m like, what the heck do I get Neil for our anniversary? Ten years, it’s a significant one, right? But we’ve never really done gifts at our anniversary, so I’m inexperienced. Combined with the lack of time/energy/creativity, I ended up getting Neil a big fat nothing.
Neil said he didn’t want a card, either, so I didn’t even have that for him.
Which seems sort of lame when we’re celebrating such a big milestone. We were originally planning to go on a Mediterranean cruise for our tenth anniversary. We’ve probably been planning that for the last three or four years. But then we had a daughter instead, so that vacay’s on hold for now.
So rather than wake up the morning of our anniversary and present Neil with nothing at all, I decided to go back to our humble beginnings, and write a love note.
That wasn’t hard. I mean, I really, really love Neil.
But then a note on its own might seem a bit boring. So thank goodness for google, right? Totally refreshed my note folding memories.
By the time it was folded up, I was really getting into the spirit of high school love note writing.
Seriously fun. Why do we stop writing love notes, anyway? So sad. Maybe some people don’t? I mean, technically we do still write love notes, but these days they’re on post-its or sent by text instead of written on paper and folded fancy. Still counts, I guess. Love is love, whether written with ink on paper or with a tiny keyboard on a phone, right?
But it is fun to write one old-school. It’s fun to be able to write one still, after ten years. After four kids, and a mortgage, and a dog. After all those little mundane things that make our life wonderful. I can still write a mean love note. Because I still love him.
Happy anniversary Neil. Mwah.