Next year will be our silver anniversary but what is this years? Is it the Linoleum Anniversary? Faux Fur? Tupperware? Whatever it is, we've reached it. What a fairy tale it's been. I mean look...here's a wedding picture that proves it must have been happily ever after, right?
Ok, so it snowed on our wedding day but I can't snow all of you. Any of you who have been together any appreciable amount of time know life isn't a fairy tale. There are times when it's a horror movie or a freak show. But hey, Mr. Lime and I are each other's freaks (as evidenced here and here) and we've gotten this far together.
Folks who know us both sometimes scratch their heads because we have such divergent personalities. They can't understand what brought us together or what keeps us together. To that I say, "Duct tape and bungee cords!" In that answer is expressed as much truth as humor. He may be the jock to my couch potato, the workaholic to my homebody, the reticent clam to my Chatty Cathy, and the impulsive knee-jerker to my agonizing deliberator but we both laugh at the same things...and we are both incredibly stubborn people.
Some years we have looked back and celebrated with laughter. Some years we have looked each other in the eye with something more akin to, "I swear to God I will out last you!" This year, there has been a lot of reflection during the period of rest after a long stretch of circumstantial suck in our shared life. It's been a good process. I'm not happy for what it took to bring us to that point but I am glad we are there...so we can share some more laughs and channel that mutual stubbornness to surviving this world together.