Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wuv True Wuv

I'm going to break the cycle we seem to have going on the Playground this week. I'm not going to talk about conference (although, I still need to shop for a couple of things and make my packing list and put my schedule together and...)

However, I am going to talk about something else that's close to our hearts on the Playground - Love. We deal with it every day. The push and pull of two people trying to find a way to reconcile their emotions and make a life together. It isn't easy - in fiction or in real life. But it is sooo worth it - in fiction and in real life.

Tomorrow is my anniversary. Eleven years of wedded bliss...or rather eleven years of give and take punctuated by moments of bliss that make it all worth it. I met my wonderful husband fifteen years ago. We've grown up together (We were both pretty young when we met. I'm not telling you exactly because I know you guys can do math...)

I've made mistakes. He has too but I'll be nice and not list them :-). The important thing is that at the end of the day nothing was worth giving him up. Nothing. I'm very lucky to have Zilla in my life.

I'm going to spend today moving my office (pray for me) and won't have internet access all day. But tomorrow I plan to spend the entire day with Zilla and our girls. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the life we've built together over the last several years. I love you, sweetheart!

Instigator

7 comments:

Problem Child said...

Congrats Insti and Zilla!!

Love always has a place on the blog -- even during conference prep!

Playground Monitor said...

Yep. Always room for love around here. Congrats to you both, and here's to a smooth move to your new office.

Angel said...

Woohoo!!! Happy anniversary!

My poor husband. Our anniversary is July 15th, right in the middle of conference week. We will have been married 14 years in July and since I started writing I've spent quite a few anniversaries away from him because of conference. Luckily, he forgives me. But this year I've actually thought about our anniversary ahead of time and scheduled us a night together (sans children) after conference is over.

I can honestly say, after 14 years together (and many more of knowing him before that), that I would marry him all over again. I wouldn't be the person I am today without him.

Angel

Smarty Pants said...

I downloaded Princess Bride to my iPhone after reading the title of this.

I really hate it when conference falls this week. I'm missing DB's birthday. Again. I'll never live it down even though last year he was the one out of town.

Then there's Instigator's birthday, Angel's anniversary... July is not a good month for us. I'd love to move conference to late September or October when the weather would be cool and the summer chaos would be behind us.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both and may you be blessed with many more! And good luck with your office move.
robertsonreads

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary all! We're creeping up on 24 this year-I'll be at a Jones Brothers concert in Birmingham for ours!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary, Instigator! ;)

Love makes the world go round.