this weekend my better half and i will be celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary! in total, we've been together for 13 years. that's a whole lot of years, people. besides living, this relationship is the longest i've done anything in my life! for those of you who've been married a long time (or even a short time), you will undoubtedly agree it's no small feat. it takes work. you can't take each other for granted. in the event that one of you does take the other for granted (because it will happen), pray to god that you're not taking each for granted at the same time. then the levy breaks.
in the september issue of elle magazine, i read this great quote from gwenyth paltrow, commenting on her parent's 32 years of marriage:
"I used to say to my dad, 'How did you and mom stay married for all this time?' And he'd say, 'Two things. Number one: You gotta have the same dreams. One person can't be daydreaming about walking down the street in Paris, the other person wants to work in a coal mine. You've gotta want the same stuff.'
At number two, she laughs. "He said, 'We never wanted to get divorced at the same time.'"
happy anniversary, my dear! so happy to be sharing dreams with you.
have a wonderful weekend everyone!