N and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary this week! When we were married we had known each other for almost three years and had been best friends/dated for two so we already knew each other well. I already knew that N was the best friend I had ever had and I thought that he would be a great husband and father. But I didn't know just how great of a husband and father he would be.
Not to say that we haven't had our share of disagreements (we have, especially during those first few years). But underneath all the stresses of life with kids, jobs, and a mortgage there's a friendship and love that deepens the joys and makes the disappointments easier to laugh about.
I don't know what the following years will bring but right now I'm happier with my life than I knew was possible. Things just keep getting better and better and I chalk most of it up to the marriage N and I have built together. The idea of being together with him forever makes me ridiculously happy.