Today marks our 14th wedding anniversary.
I won't get too mushy here about how thankful I am to be married to Kevin, but I am.
When you get married you have no idea what you're in for. Of course you know you're in love, you think the person you're crazy about makes good decisions (hopefully you think this!) and treats you well. But the little things, which really turn out to be the big things, the things that make you stay in love, you don't have any idea about those. The in and out, every. single. day. of. my. life. things are unknowns, because face it, you don't even have those figured out for yourself, and how can you be expected to know those things about some other person?
Well, you can't.
Which is why when it turns out that you really did make the best decision of your whole entire life 14 years ago, you thank God. You thank Him a million times over and then you start again.
I won't say that 14 years ago seems like just yesterday because it doesn't. I remember details of the day like it was yesterday but no, it doesn't feel like it just happened.
Tonight we'll celebrate with cookie cake, because today also happens to be Eleanor's half birthday and that's what she requested! Kevin will probably fall asleep right after dinner because he had about 3 hours of sleep last night. He had a flight from Chicago cancelled late last night and then had to rent a car and drive home, which meant he arrived home at about 4am.
These are the little things you can't know about. You can't know how happy you'll feel when you see your exhausted husband walk in at 4 in the morning or how big his smile will be, even with the blood shot eyes, when he walks into the kitchen the next morning to wish you a happy anniversary and to say how happy he is to be home.