I met my husband 10 years ago today - September 15. We agree on the date, but not on how or where. I say we met at Whole Foods in Princeton, NJ. He says we met at Harvest Moon, a pub, in New Brunswick, NJ.
Then there are the list of special dates I expect us to celebrate. Yes, I AM THAT girl. You know, the one who knows every special date and expects an acknowledgement of some sort. No, it is not the gift that matters. It is simply the recognition that yes, the date is special and means something. I always say the card is the most important gift.
We are total opposites - Jay is more laid back while I am totally energized and always onto the next. Sometimes I find myself wanting him to be more like me, but then I remind myself of the reason I fell in love with him in the first place. I never think of us as two halves that came together to form a "whole". I believe we were both strong, solid individuals before we met, so when we did, we really were able to complement the other person.
Relationships require work, but should not be so hard that it seems like you are investing all your time into it. Like all partnerships, my husband and I have our ups and downs. It is truly in the tough times that we love more, support each other more and pull the other person up. It is in the hard times in which we find strength and display love- true love.
After 10 years together and 2 years of marriage, I am so grateful to wake up and find another adventure to share together. There is no other person who knows my quirks better or can push my buttons as much. I would have it no other way.