A decade of friendship and love

Ten years ago today a very sweet boy agreed to spend the rest of his life with me.  He likely didn’t know exactly what he was getting in to – but I am deeply grateful he chose to stay with me: through the difficulties, the stresses, the emotions, the doubts, the insecurities, the worries, the sorrows, the hurts; but also through the easy times, the happy times, the confident times, the carefree times, the joyful times, and the healing times.

I don’t know very many things for sure, but I am certain that I would not be the person I am today without my husband’s care, compassion, kindness, humor, levity, lightness, and love.  He is an amazing man.  I still don’t know exactly how I became so lucky as to get to become his wife – but it has been one of the best gifts I have ever received.

Joel, thank you for being such an amazing human.  Words truly can’t express all of the gratitude I feel for you, and all of the love I hold for you.

Happy anniversary sweetie.


P.S. When I got to my car at the end of the work day, I was genuinely surprised to find a gift waiting for me:

The bouquet is comprised of 10 of my wedding flowers – one for every year we’ve been married.  Both the sentiment and the product are beautiful.


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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16 Responses to A decade of friendship and love

  1. rutheh says:

    Happy Tenth Anniversary Joel and Stef! The flowers are lovely. What a happy surprise at the end of the workday, too. WOW!!! Wishing you every happiness, always.
    A wonderful tribute today.


    • Stef says:

      Thank you Ruth – I appreciate your well wishes! I was genuinely surprised at the end of the day; I even did a sincere double-take to make sure I was approaching the right car! 🙂


  2. carlaat says:

    A very Happy Anniversary to you both! Hugs!


  3. barb19 says:

    Congratulations to you and your husband Stef, on your ten wonderful years together! The flowers in the car when you finished work was a beautiful, romantic touch from Joel. I hope he reads your blog so he can see what you said about him, it’s beautiful.
    May you have many more years together.


    • Stef says:

      Thank you Barb. My husband reads about 80% of my blog entries (give or take) – but I suspect he’ll skim this one. Maybe even one of these days he’ll leave a comment! 😉


  4. Hanna says:

    Happy tenth anniversary ^_^!


  5. Touch2Touch says:

    Remember when they used to talk about the “beautiful people”? Jet setters, fancy folk, like that?

    Well, there really are beautiful people. And you and Joel are two of them.
    Congratulations, and many many more happy anniversaries.


    • Stef says:

      I love the notion of Joel and I as “beautiful people” – and if you put our names together (like the infamous “Bennifer” and “Brangelina”), we could be “Soul”.

      Nice. 😉


  6. Happy 10th Anniversary!
    Such a sweet gift from your husband, here’s to many more happy years of marriage for you both!


    • Stef says:

      Sharon, thank you so much! These first 10 years really have passed so quickly, it’s really amazing. I guess that means our lives are good together. 🙂


  7. Belated congrats on your anniversary!


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