10 years…

Just contemplating ten years (as of tomorrow) married to Tara … reflections:

  • time flys.  Old news to anyone as old as me, but true.
  • As Jack Johnson says: we’re better together.
  • It’s been tougher than I thought, but… deeper and more satisfying too.  Years of sharing the real, tough, mundane, fun, good, bad stuff has been better than I thought it would be.  Hard to explain.
  • We’ve had good mentors.  Some I’ve noticed more than others, but we’ve been blessed – that’s made a huge difference I think.  We couldn’t have guessed how good it would be for us to move off to YK and be adopted in by Doug & Cindy, or how much more we would respect our parents as we learn from their marriage journeys over the past decade – those are just a few.
  • Here’s a bit of advice from one of those couples I respect a ton who are hitting 32 years today (Kerry & Lavonne) – hope she doesn’t mind me broadcasting it to the world! “Work hard and stand firm, as you enter your 11th year together and remember, love doesn’t just happen by chance, it takes hard work and decisive action.”
  • As my Dad reflected on 72 years of marriage for my grandparents a couple of weeks ago:  quantity is one thing, but what about quality?  This is really something to respect and work towards.  How do we get there?
  • Kindness works – and forgiveness counts because it doesn’t count.   Those two things might be all we need?
  • 13 Ways To Invest In Your Marriage : just happened to be the post at A Place For The God-Hungry today.

One Response to 10 years…

  1. Jenn says:

    Happy anniversary to you guys! 10 years already!?! TIme does fly, that’s for sure! Good thoughts Tim

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