The story of our TEN years together.

I have been waiting years to say this. 
Ten years, to be exact. 
Today is our TENTH anniversary!!! 

Just to be clear, this is our tenth anniversary of being together. Our second wedding anniversary was on July 1st, but this day pretty much trumped that anniversary this year. 

{Ready for an essay?}
The reason why this is such a fantastic feat, in my opinion, is because I'm only 24 years old. That's right. We've been together since I was 14. Like, together together. I've never dated or kissed or loved any other boy. John and I have literally been inseparable since July 7, 2003. Actually, we were inseparable best friends for about a year before that, but that doesn't count. We have never taken a "break", never doubted our relationship and never considered seeing other people. I know it sounds crazy, especially at the time, but we just knew that it was meant to be.  

It's really weird looking back and remembering how I felt at that age. I wonder what our parent's thought. Or our friends. I don't think anyone ever expressed doubt to my face, but I'm sure it was talked about behind our backs at some point. I can't imagine that I would take a 14, 15, 16, etc. year old seriously if they told me they knew who they were going to marry. 

There was never a doubt in my mind. 

John and I went to different high schools and he was a grade older than me. We didn't really have the same friends, but we still found a way to see each other pretty much every day. We started working together (still do, same company) and we texted literally non-stop. I honestly think we've known each other's exact whereabouts for the last 10 years. For some reason I've never felt "trapped" by that. Some people like their freedom, but it just became the norm to text each other every time we left a location. Luckily he is really good at communicating, so that has never been a problem for us. 

Fast forward: John graduated and went to college. I was still a senior in High School and it killed us to be apart. Luckily he was only about 1.5 hours away so he came home every Tuesday night and Friday-Sunday to visit me. Tuesday because that's the night Gilmore Girls was on, duh. I graduated and moved to San Francisco for college. Mainly because that got me closer to him. Only like 45 mins on BART. I hated SF so I took the train to him across the bay every weekend and either stayed there or we went home together. 

We got sick of that after a year and both moved home. We moved into our respective parent's houses in 2007 and went to our local college together. Again, still working for the same company and seeing each other every day. 

2009 was a big year for us. We both graduated with our Bachelor's degrees {I beat him by 4 hours!}, we both started Grad School and we finally saved up enough to buy a house together. I bet people doubted us behind our backs on that one too. We were still only dating and I turned 21 on the day we got the keys. So young. Oh yeah, and John proposed on Christmas day in 2009. We also got a pug.

Fast forward to 2011. We both graduated Grad School and got married a month later. I can't even explain to you how relaxing the 4th of July was on our Honeymoon in Cabo that year.

And here we are, ten years later. We sold our first house last fall and moved into our forever home a couple of months ago. I honestly don't think I can ask for a better life. 
P.S. Did you notice that we're really into pictures that look like this? A kiss on the cheek picture must be taken at every major event. 

So there you have it.
The story of our last ten years together.

I didn't know when to throw this in, but I feel like I should brag on the fact that he cooks {real meals, every single night}, cleans, does laundry, yard work, grocery shops and pretty much makes my life a piece of cake. I'm kind of a lazy spoiled brat wife thanks to him. He is also compassionate, hilarious, intelligent, extremely talented, athletic, brave, and totally handsome.
I seriously couldn't ask for more.

I'll leave you with John's favorite song lyric to sum up our relationship:
"I got 99 problems, but a b*tch ain't one."

Thanks, Jay-Z

1 comment:

  1. awww!! lol. I love your love story and how you've grown up together :) so sweet! happy 10 years friend!! <3


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