3 years ago today I married my best friend, and the love of my life. Three years ago we spent our weekend having cocktails and going out to dinner and meeting up with friends. Three years ago it was not uncommon for us to to stay up until the wee hours of the morning and sleep in late. Three years ago we had two solid income and very little expenses. We were able to go out when we wanted, buy what we wanted (within reason) and had very few worries about regarding money. Three years ago we could afford to be selfish, the only people we really had to worry about were each other.
Today I am still married to my best friend and I am even more in love with him then ever. Now we spend our weekends teaching L how to swim, going to the park, running errands and relaxing at home. Now it is uncommon for us to stay up past eleven (and that is LATE!) and L makes sure to wake up between 6:30 and 7:00 every morning. Now we are living of one and half incomes, and are about to go down to just one and we have a whole lot more expenses! Now eating out is a treat, and we don't do it very often, any purchases we make have to be well thought out and we have decide if we really need it or not. Now we stress about money a lot. Now everything that we do revolves around L, and now our soon to be second little one. The babies come first, our marriage comes second and everything else is a distant third.
I love my life and I wouldn't change one second of it. OK, winning the lottery wouldn't be bad, but you know what I mean. Do I sometimes miss our old life, of no responsibility and fun and lots and lots of sleep? Sure, absolutely. I cherish those memories and I'm so happy that S and I had a time in our life that we were able to be that carefree. But nothing could make me trade the sleepless nights and the stress and the toys that occupy every crevice of our house, because everything in our past has led us to these moments. To having a beautiful, happy, energetic son and a healthy baby on the way. to falling into bed at 10:00 every night, utterly exhausted, but also so incredibly happy.
So Happy Anniversary, S. I love you and I love our family and I love our life. You are an amazing husband and an even more amazing father.
Oh, and you're getting up with the baby this weekend.