Occasionally Chris and I would ride the shuttle to work together. One day I was riding by myself and the shuttle driver said to me that he didn’t realize Chris was my husband. I guess it started getting around here that we are married (we do have the same last name). The shuttle driver said that he thought that Chris and I were just good friends and he was floored when I said that we’ve been married almost ten years (ten years tomorrow). Actually, this is the most common reaction we get when people ask us how long we’ve been married. When Chris and I realized that this was our ten year anniversary, we just looked at each other and laughed. Has it really been ten years?!? I thought the shuttle driver’s comment about the two of us being good friends was a compliment. Ten years and we still don’t act like a married couple (what ever that is). I suppose we don’t have a traditional marriage compared to some, but for us it was never about tradition. It’s about spending the rest of your life with your best friend, the person who makes you laugh every day, that one person you can’t wait to talk to at the end of the day.
Chris and I are celebrating our ten year anniversary with dinner out tonight. I made him a photo for his home desk. I hope he likes it.