11 years…


Recently at a therapy appointment, it came up that my 11th wedding anniversary was coming up. My therapist congratulated me and then asked, “Wow that is a little over a decade, is there anything you would do differently in those 11 years?”

I thought for a moment, because that is what you are supposed to do in therapy is really think about your answers. “No,” I said, “There is nothing that I would do differently. I miss teaching, but the job I have now has taught me so much about myself and provided so well for my family I am really grateful for it being a part of my life. So no I wouldn’t change a thing.”

She was pretty impressed that I wouldn’t do anything differently.

And I really wouldn’t.

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The 5 best things to ever happen to me happened in the past 11 years. My husband and my four babies.


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My husband, while he can infuriate me as all husbands are able to do to their wives, he is the best husband for me on the planet. I am so grateful to have him in my life. He is my best friend, a great husband and super dad.


This man knows me better than I know myself. He knows when he has to get me food before I am HANGRY (hungry + angry). He knows if he needs to pick up dinner before I even call to see when he will be home. This man is truly awesome.

The other day he walked into our closet to see me sitting on the floor crying. He just looked at me with concern and I said, “I don’t think I can go out there today. I am not sure I can do this today.”

He just got down on the floor with me and wrapped his arms around me. After holding me for a minute he said, “Do you need a break?”, to which I nodded.

Without saying another word I knew he would find time for me to be one my own so that I could have that break.

He supports everything I do; he even follows my CRAZY BLOG. I love that man.

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So today 11 years after we said I do, I would do it all over again, exactly the same way in a heart beat.

I do

I love you sweet husband – thank you for the past 11 years – here’s to many more to come.



7 thoughts on “11 years…

  1. Oh, and if you really miss teaching, come spend a day with the sixth graders (34) I have this year. There just a bowl full of psycho. I still love teaching, but this year has been one of the most challenging. (Notice the “there” I just typed–see they are sucking the grammar out of me.

    1. Oh Jane – I can only imagine 6th grade. Remember how fast I ran out of Carla’s class that day. 6th grade is not for me – you are going to need a congressional medal of bravery for completing a year of teaching 34 6th graders.

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