I used to think 10 years meant that we were old married people, that we would be, you know, settled. Boring, even.
But now that we are here, well, we are not settled. Or settling. We still have so much to pursue and so much we are just discovering.
I’ve heard people talk about getting bored, or knowing their spouse too well or becoming complacent. And even though I do often know what Micah is thinking, and how he will respond, and what his particular quirks are, I am still often surprised by him. And I am happy to find that knowing so well leads to lots of easy laughs and to lots of moments in which we can say something random and have the other say, “That is exactly what I was thinking.”
It actually feels pretty good to get that first decade out of the way. Now that we are past that awkward “getting-to-know-you” phase, we can really enjoy the time we have left.
I’m looking forward to all of it.