My colleague Samantha McGarry wrote this lovely post and I thought you should all read it. I love seeing happy marriages and learning from them. I love her secret ingredient and feel like it’s one that is a must in the recipe for my own lasting marriage. Thanks for the inspiration, Sam!
This week, Devin and I celebrated our ten-year anniversary. Wow! Ten years.
When I said “I do,” to him back on April 25, 2002, it was with the conviction that I had found someone who matched me. I knew that being married to this guy would be fun. Of course, it would have its share of ups and downs, like any marriage. Naturally we’d bitch and moan at each other along the way. I knew there would be many things I’d do and say that would bug him – and that there would be many, many (did I say many ?) things he’d do that would seriously nark me. And then there would be all the other regular stuff that would interfere, sneak up, challenge, or freak us out. Like pets, work, no work, children, money, mortgage, fridges, religion, family, schedules and all that.
Of course we love each other. That’s a given. But the secret to what has kept this union sound, light-hearted, reasonable and fun is ….. silliness.