June 1, 2011 is our 10th wedding anniversary and my husband’s 42nd birthday.
Yes, we got married on his birthday. The reason is obvious. So that he will always remember our wedding anniversary. Also, so that he will remember his birthday because he tends to forget it.
It is a blessing to celebrate this occasion with family in a continent half the world away from home. My cousin, Amor, and my husband’s cousin, Izel, are in Calgary, so we drove down there on May 30, 2011. We are in Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada, a 5-hour drive from Calgary, so it was tiring to travel under the heat of the sun late in spring. So, on our drive back home, we set out at about 6:00 p.m. to avoid the blistering heat while on the road.
We had two celebrations. The first one was an advance party on May 30. The food was sponsored by Izel. Izel could not join the June 1 party since she will be starting her new job on that day. After dinner, we went to play bowling then off to play billiard. The bowling and the billiard were sponsored by Richard. Nevertheless, the June 1 celebration was a gaily one, too.
Our special thanks to Richard and Amor, who not only opened their home for us to stay but also sponsored the June 1 celebration.
10 years of being married to the same man does not diminish the excitement, the thrill, the fun when we are together. We still feel thrilled when we wait for any “dates” that we are planning. We have develop a deep relationship as spouse, friend, confidante, and much more. Yes, we have our downs but we do not linger on pain, anger, and frustrations. We discuss situations like we are in the board room full of investors in the corporate world. We share laughter, idealism, philosophy about life, God and religion. We acknowledge our differences and give room to breath. Mostly importantly, we trust and respect each other though not spoken but expressed, seen, and felt.
A toast to all couples who love being married to the same person year in and year out.