Jason was recently talking to someone who works at an organization that is now ten years old, and they said to him, “We’re not a start-up anymore.” I liked that. This marriage, too, is no longer a start-up but a real, true, decade-old one. That’s nice to say, because it feels like it’s been ten years…mostly in a good way! I like who we have become (and are still becoming!) after bumping heads and practicing grace and having babies and melting together. This marriage is a good place to be.
On our honeymoon, sitting by a gorgeous pool on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, we said, “We should come back here for our tenth anniversary.” And we meant it, too. But then we had a baby, and that kind of put our plans on hold for the time being (next year! next year!). So instead we celebrated by playing hooky from work and driving up to Annapolis for the day, spending a few amazing hours on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay. Not a bad way to usher in the next decade.