Thursday, March 16, 2006

Anniversary #8

This week I celebrated my 8th wedding anniversary. Every year, with each passing anniversary, I always find that I can't believe that much time has gone by.

Even though last year I celebrated my 7th, and I know that next year I'll celebrate my 9th, I know that I will still wonder, "where has the time gone?!"

Now, my husband likes to quip (jokingly, I hope), that it "seems longer" (back off ladies, this romantic is all mine), but I think that we both are surprised every time we think about how fast time flies.

Our big milestone this year is that our cats will be turning 10 years old this summer. This is like you or me celebrating our 50th, so I guess I'll need to whip out the good tuna and cream.

This morning I read about 'motherhood glances' over at as I see it now and again felt reminded: time does move fast.

Watch a few too many Law and Order episodes and there goes another year!

So this is a reminder. Spend time with your loved ones building memories to look back on.

The joy of living life with others is more satisfying than a "really good CSI" or a Thanksgiving Day shopping spree. No great mystery about it, but somehow, I still need reminding every once in a while.

Oh, and my husband got an A+ this year. He sent me 2 dozen long stem red roses from Everyday Flowers in Tustin. They are gorgeous and so perfect. Granted, he bought me roses because he didn't buy me a gift and when I gave him a small gift he felt guilty...but nonetheless, he sent me flowers and the other ladies in my office are jealous, and for this I give him full credit.


Everyday Flowers Tustin said...

Thanks you and I hope you don't have any problems with those roses. Take care we will be in touch soon!!

ilva said...

Congrats! And tell him that a bouqet(?) of roses is a perfect gift! Loos absolutely wonderful Dawn! And I agree with you about the time passing...

Kristi said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow. Eight years is a long time. It sounds like you and your husband have a great relationship. And happy anniversary to the kitties as well.
PS: Those flowers are beautiful!

vlb5757 said...

Happy Anniversary! You have made it past the dreaded "7 year itch". Just don't let your marriage or relationship go into autopilot. Sometimes we are so busy with all the other things in life that we forget why we married that person to begin with. Try and keep at least one evening a week being the two people in love that you remember.

Dawn said...

Hi everyday flowers, thank you!! They really are pretty. We'll have to get together soon...maybe Sunday?

Ilva, thank you! I agree about basically any kind of flowers! I can't believe how fast my life is rushing by.

Kristi, thank you! Eight years is long, but not too long when you're having fun!

Vicki, I agree. It takes work to make sure that you stay invested in the relationship. I think that the hardest part is to remember that your partner is a unique individual and you don't know everything about them and to give them room to change and explore life in their own way.