How do you note the passage of time? Are the candles on your birthday cake enough to give you a sense of the present? Or is it your kiddo’s current grade in school? We do it a bit differently at Camp Fradd.
Jay and I have been celebrating monthiversaries since around the 3-month mark. Is that right? Or did we start before that? I remember clearly our half-yeariversary celebration. Each month he did something special for dinner and bought me a different kind of flower.
I call the one-year celebration of our first date “dativersaries” to distinguish them from our wedding anniversary. Jay and I will celebrate our 142 monthiversary this month – nearly 12 years since we each took a chance on a stranger from MySpace.
Our wedding anniversary this year is a big one. We are coming up on 10 years of marriage. Just yesterday I chatted with my grandmother about how clueless all couples are going into our wedding day. Had I know how hard marriage would be, I would have probably pulled a Runaway Bride.
But like most things in life worth having, the work of marriage makes the happiness sweeter. I can’t imagine my life without him, yet in my head, we are still newlyweds.
Not having children probably blurs the years a bit more, but when I consider my niece and nephew’s ages, I get a better grasp of truly how long we’ve been together. My sister gave birth to my niece two years before I met Jay. My nephew was born the year Jay and I got married. Put that way our love is old enough to be in middle school!