It's our anniversary.
16 years ago, we got married. "Seems like longer," was the comment Savageman made today.
Seriously. That's because we were together for 6 years before we got married - making it a total of 22 years. More than half of our lives.
Neither of us remembers much about life before we met. We know each other's stories, habits, and idiosyncrasies. There are things we like, and things we wish we could change about each other.
We've learned to give each other space. That has taken some degree of confidence and maturity - and faith - on both of our parts.
We're a work in progress, but most of the time, we're in a comfortable space with each other. After this many years together, we realize there's a natural ebb and flow to this and sometimes it's better to relax and go with it than to fight it or try to make it into something else.
He's my best friend and I'm grateful for him, for our kids, and for what we have together, flaws and all.