Twenty-Six Years



We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.  

Supposedly that is a Dr Seuss quote.  Did he really write that or does Pinterest just say so?  I don't know but I like the quote.  I think there is a lot of truth in it.

My husband and I celebrated our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary this week.

We didn't do anything big or amazing.  Life is busy and crazy as usual.  We left the kids at home and went out for Chinese food.  We sat in the almost deserted restaurant and ate exactly the food we wanted and discussed how nice it is to have kids that are old enough to be left at home.  We went straight home after, regretting the fact that there isn't a bookstore close enough to be practical.  We walked in the door and picked up life were we left off; homework, and time for bed, and did you do your chores?

I have friends that I know think we should have dressed up and gone to a fancy restaurant or had a party that went late into the night, that he should have bought me jewelry and flowers and wine.  That isn't us.

We are a Chinese food on a week night kind of couple.

Marriage is a strange thing.  You commit to spending your life with another person who has his own idiosyncrasies, interests, annoying habits, and ways of doing things.  Somehow those differences have to mesh with yours.  It can be hard and it can be a lot of work.  But it can also be joy filled when you realize you have found the person who gets you, the person you can depend on.  The person who is willing to take you out for Chinese on your anniversary because that is what you really want.

My husband and I are both a little weird.  I am glad we found each other



14 comments

  1. Oh wow - I turned 26 years old in October so that is some big achievement! Congratulations and here's to many more happy years.

    Danielle xo
    www.underlandtowonderland.com

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    1. Oh my, now I feel old! Thank you. It doesn't really feel like twenty-six years which is a good thing.

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  2. Sometimes, I wonder what to comment on your marriage and parenting posts as I have no experience in both. But I do enjoy reading your posts, nonetheless. They are so sweet and so heartening, without being saccharine.

    I wish you and your family blessed, healthy, happy years ahead!

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    1. Thank you. I always enjoy your comments. I am glad you don't find the marriage and parenting posts too saccharine. I worry about that.

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  3. Congratulations - on 26 years and also on finding your 'other'. I have too, and I love reading that other people have found the same sort of happiness.

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    1. Thank you. It is a special thing, isn't it? It makes so much easier and happier.

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  4. Happy anniversary!

    P.S. A friend of mine (and her partner, obviously) used that quote on their wedding invites, crediting it to Dr Seuss; she's somebody who is paid to get that kind of thing right so I'm assuming she double checked.

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    1. Thank you. And thanks for verifying the quote. I like Dr Seuss so I am glad he really said that!

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  5. Congratulations. You sound very much like us. We recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary, by going out for a meal. I didn't feel the need to have some ruby jewellery, although later we did buy a rose bush called 'anniversary' and it happens to be red.

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    1. A rose bush sounds like a perfect way to commemorate an anniversary. You have such gorgeous gardens. Congratulations on 40 years.

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  6. Love it! My husband and I are the same -- both a little weird, and happy to have found fellow weird people to travel through life with. On our last anniversary, we took the kids to a botanical gardens and loved every minute of it.

    Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thank you. A trip to some botanical gardens sounds like a fantastic way to celebrate your anniversary.

      There is a lot to be said for being a little weird, isn't there?

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