Four Great Years

photo © 2005 by Neil Norman
photo © 2005 by Neil Norman

Yesterday was my and my wife’s anniversary. Since she’s on a crappy rotation now, and working the 6p – 4a shift, I took a half day so I could hang out with her for a few hours. We had a great afternoon, not doing anything really special apart from being together.

We went out and had a nice lunch where we had our first date, went to the mall to see if we could reserve our new iPhones, went to the other mall to try our first Orange Julius (just “ok”) and to browse at the furniture store. Wonderfully ordinary “couple” stuff.

The funny thing is, I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our anniversary. We’re not fancy-big-production type people, so a low key, mundane adventure is just about perfect for us. Just being together is enough.

And I think that’s a perfect testament to our marriage as well. Everyone’s relationships are different, but for us, we’re the most content and most happy when we’re together. Even after four years. Or, I should say, especially after four years.

The most awesome thing is, that as much as I loved my wife the day I married her, I love her a little bit more every day.

5 Responses

  1. Brent says:

    Orange Julius tastes like a St. Joseph’s chewable children’s aspirin (ate a whole lot of those as a kid before they decided maybe Reye’s syndrome was a bad thing). Now the pineapple Julius is heaven.

  2. lisa says:

    Aww! That is so true- Chris and I enjoy the simple things best as well- walking around the neighborhood, having a beer together- or just sitting together in companionable silence. :)

  3. matt says:

    Brent, I have to agree with the chewable aspirin thing… at first they tasted great—like an orange creamsicle, towards the bottom though, they got bitter. Pineapple Julius does sound good, though. Will have to try that.

    And Lisa, it’s amazing how great life can be when you’re with the right person! Congrats on finding yours too!

  4. Ben says:

    Y’all so cute.

  5. Sara Devlin says:

    Brother, thank you for having the good sense to meet Sara. I LOVE how you guys are when you're together, and I love that you let her know how wonderful she is. I don't see you every day, so I don't know if you do it everyday, but I know that whenever we're with you, you're always letting her know how much you love her.

    I LOVE that about you.

    I happy that you're my brother, and my only regret is that we are not together all the time to become even better friends and closer companions through the years.

    No matter what, I love you. The kids love you, and we miss you forever!!!