Yesterday Adam and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. Wow, that's a long time! It doesn't seem like its been that long...let alone 16 years since we met and started dating!!
I consider our marriage one of my biggest achievements, if not the biggest. Why? Because few people are lucky enough to find an amazing partner - the North American divorce rate is around 40%! I also found him at a relatively young age, as I was 25 and he 23 (about 18 in woman years) when we met. Nowadays a lot of folks aren't tying the knot until well into their 30s, at least not the well educated in big cities. These are the people I usually see in my office struggling with infertility due to age. Even sadder are the unhappily single people I see.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think I 'earned' Adam, I think I was just really lucky. After all, a lot of it has to do with luck and chance in terms of meeting a beloved one. But I do credit us both with growing and maturing together to develop the strong union we have. We sure have learned a lot over the years. But thank goodness I did find Adam because I am definitely one of those people who needs a companion...and I doubt many guys would find me an attractive mate due to my relatively boring lifestyle (wake up at crack of dawn, workout like a maniac, eat lots of healthy food, raise children, and go to bed early). Interested in adventure sports? Clubbing? Bar hopping? Travelling to remote places with large scary insects? No thanks. Lucky for me, Adam is just like me on all accounts. If you're wondering how we celebrated our anniversary last night? The answer is we didn't because Adam had to take Big A to swim lessons and I had to stay home with Little A and help her study for her spelling test. Ha! But since next year is #15 I think perhaps we'll have to plan a bit better.
Fortunately, we have a long weekend now with few plans, so there will be lots of family time. Have a happy, healthy weekend and wonderful Victoria Day, if you're in Canada!