This anniversary feels different than the last two, not just because Everett is teething and Ben worked last night so we each got about 3 hours of sleep, and not because my 'card' to him was spelling out 'happy anniversary' with Everett's fridge magnet letters, but because I feel more seasoned. I know you 10+ers laugh at that, because three years is nothing, but I don't really feel like a newlywed anymore. I'm starting to feel like one of those couples I used to look at when I was little that weren't brand new, but got each other, knew every thing about each other, not on the newlywed high anymore but still so happy. I'm starting to feel like the couple like how I saw my parents growing up maybe. We have a rhythm, we are a team, we are our own family.
No he doesn't give me a foot massage daily anymore and he absolutely will not appease me and pretend to like shopping anymore like he would in the early days, but he will stand up for me when only he knows I need someone to and he will take Everett when he knows I need a break, without me even having to ask. You know, the good stuff. He knows me, he gets me and vise versa.
When I met Ben, I felt so so lucky. I still feel so lucky that I found him and he loves me like I love him.
Happy three years Ben, we got this!
Ps-Tonight we are celebrating by having my sister come watch Everett after he goes to sleep and going on our favorite date, dinner and a movie. And we'll probably watch the new epi of Survivor when we get home, because can I say something? Season 26 is good!