Friday, March 13, 2009

Married for 10 years

Today is our wedding anniversary. It has been 10 years. I think of that day 10 years ago, sitting at the salon getting my hair and make up done... driving to the temple in traffic due to a St. Patrick's day parade, and Robert anxiously calling my cell "Where are you? You are late!!" (Little did I know, that wasn't going to be the last time I heard him ask that question and tell me I am late!) I rememer being nervous, not because I wasn't sure it was the right step, but just the whole overwelming idea of "My Wedding Day" and wanting everything to be just so perfect...

Here I am 10 years later, overwelmed still, but for different reasons. I think about all the dreams and hopes I had for myself long ago, when I was a little girl and through out my childhood of having that wonderful husband and those great kids... being a mommy. As I was older, there was a time in my life I wasn't sure I would ever get that husband. I was fearful after a bad relationship that hurt my self-esteem I might not get what I always dreamed of. I feared I would have to settle for something much less than what I once thought I deserved.

Even now after 10 years of being married, I still am overwelmed that I got just what I always dreamed up... my "happily ever after" as I wished for long ago as a little girl. There are so many things that I have now that I am so grateful for, and all because of Robert.

Even though there won't be anything extra ordinary planned for today to celebrate our ten years of being married.... It will be a day I will always treasure, the day that all my dreams came true!

7 comments:

Jamie said...

Here's to you Cinderella! :) and Robert makes a pretty good Prince Charming! Happy ANniversary! Congratulations!!!! I will come babysit so you can go out.... want to? call me and I'll come. I have no plans tonight. Or if you're coming this way bring the kids here. Really. Just think of me as your fairy godmother tonight. :) I'll even make the kids pumpkin muffins but you'll have to provide your own gown...

The Johnson's said...

Congratulations!!! Can you believe it's been 10 years since we've been married?!? I remember going wedding dress shopping with you & knowing which dress was "IT" the moment you put it on!! & even before that I remember Rob coming to work after you two got engaged with the silliest/goofiest look on his face & I just KNEW that he was engaged!!! You two are a perfect couple & I wish you MANY, MANY more years of happiness to come!!!

PS...I'm sorry you guys have been sick! I LOVED reading your last post!! I need to be better at enjoying those little moments that make being a Mom so great!! You're such an AMAZING Mom!!

The Jones :) said...

Happy Anniversary...I'm glad you've gotten your "happily ever after" even though not all days are happy!! Hope you guys are able to get out and do something fun...it's a big deal to hit 10 years!! I'd take Jamie up on her offer!! What a sweet fairy godmother!!! Congrats again and I know you'll have plenty more years of happiness to come!!
Love ya

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary a day late. I hope you had a really nice one. You are a Cinderalla and Robert Prince Charming like Jamie said. You guys are a very cute couple and you have a wonderful family of girls. Want some boys? Ha Ha! I'm glad you have your "Happily Ever After" Congrat's

Anonymous said...

OH Karla 10 years!!!May all the 10 years to come be filled with joy and love.. Mom and I love you very much and are so proud of you...

wendy said...

This was beautiful, Karla. You made me cry. Happy Anniversary!

Karen Brothersen said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 10 years! Wow. You better go on a date for your big day. I will babysit if you need one! Free of charge for Cinderella and your Prince charming. I am so happy that you and Rob found each other. You are truly a perfect match! Love you guys.