Wednesday, March 15, 2006

It's our anniversary!

Drew and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary today. I hear that 5 is the new 7.

After the abysmal record of failure in marriage in my family, I came to accept at a very young age that divorce was just another part of life. Everyone but 1 uncle in the generation above me has been divorced at least once. It wasn't until I actually married Drew that I knew that our marriage was different.

Five years later, a time when I've seen most couples become somewhat complacent, Drew and I maintain the same feelings for each other that we had when we were first married. Sure, now we can go 5 minutes (but just barely) without making out, but we still are basically newlyweds at heart. When I think that 5 years have gone by, I'm amazed. It feels like forever, because I can't imagine my life before him, but it feels like yesterday, because hey, time flies when you're married to the hottest guy on the planet.

I'm lucky enough to have married someone that I not only want to spend the rest of my life with, but someone that I want to hang out and be friends with for the rest of my life. I don't think that people look for that very often in a marriage.

A lot of people were against us being married, or doubted that we'd last long. (The bet pool has expired.) I can say, with complete confidence, that Drew and I will be married until death do us part. I have found a lasting love.

Happy anniversary, Drew. I love you.


Melinda Barton said...

Happy Anniversary, Drew and Stacey! I am so happy for you, even if you are totally mushy and give TMI.

fwapah said...

Happy anniversary, cuz'ns!

shiksa said...

Hooray for being married to each other for five years and here's to the next fifty!

Becca said...

I tried posting earlier but the internet crashed on me when I hit "publish" !!!

Happy Anniversary you guys!!! Congrats on having the perfect marriage. :)

*hugs and kisses* to you both (but no tongue please).


Terri said...

It is hard to believe it has been 5 wonderful years. Congrats! I love you both!!

cncz said...

yay and double yay!
I look to you two as an example to keep Sam when I really just want to sell him on the internet.

It has only been two years with us but people's betting pools have expired too. WHy do people wanna hate when it is true adult love?

Christine said...

Happy belated anniversary, Stacey and Drew! Nate and I have been married for 12 1/2 years now, and it's still hard to believe how fast time has gone by. When you marry your best friend (highly recommended, by the way), it really helps! And go on and keep making people sick with your squishy-lovey antics. It doesn't happen quite as often when you have children (probably not too good to make out and - ahem - more in front of the kids), but it still does when God helps you make the right choice.

One key is to remember that some days you have to DECIDE to love your spouse. Keep making that decision and you'll make it. Sad that "five is the new seven" these days. Many are the friends of ours who have married, had children, divorced, remarried, had more children (and sometimes even divorced again). And yet I still get goose-bumpy sometimes when I look at my husband.

Where are the scanned in pictures of you two on your wedding day, then? Huh? ;)

May God continue to bless you with many, many years of marital bliss!

Much love,

ps: Stacey, I have NO idea why I didn't have you blogrolled before. I could have SWORN I did. It has been corrected, and you are there now. Sorry!!!