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Posted Sep 07 2008 8:38pm

I’m a little delayed in posting this, but you’ll have to excuse me because I was in a love-drunk fog yesterday. It was our anniversary. The sixth one. We’ve said “happy anniversary” to one another six times. My mom said it best when she told me “Isn’t this like your tenth?”. To which I replied “no.” She then said, “Well, it feels like it should be.”

WE ARE NOT THAT OLD MOM!!!

There are days when I feel like Shelton and I should be celebrating our golden anniversary; beat each other with our canes and wash each others dentures in the morning before making a breakfast of soft foods. There are also days when I feel like I’m just recovering waking up from my wedding reception.

This goes down as one of our most memorable anniversaries. It was simple and romantical and Shelton did a lot of sweet things. We ended up with a 3-day weekend and just soaked up every minute we could get together. We talked about the good, the bad, the ugly and what lies ahead. A small gift to Shelton was a box of chocolates from a local artisan chocolate shop. Each year on our anniversary we try to give the “traditional” wedding gifts. It’s always something random and a somewhat loose interpretation of what the list suggests. The sixth anniversary is candy- so we enjoyed the chocolates after our dinner at home last night.

I am so in love with this man. Like most married couples, most days I don’t see it and it takes an event to force my eyes open. Yesterday was one of those. I am thankful for his friendship, his love, his commitment, his patience, his honesty and his ability to always make me feel loved and appreciated.

What really struck me was that it was another anniversary without children. We don’t need babysitters to go out and celebrate. We don’t have to sacrifice the romance of our day because the kids want to watch SpongeBob and eat hotdogs. The most distraction we have is the dog snoring under the bed. When my mom was celebrating her sixth anniversary she had had her third child six months prior.

We had a lot of talks about becoming parents and starting a family. Reassuring one another that we will see that day… and many more anniversaries.

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