To some, 10 years can seem like a very long time. To others, 10 years go by so quickly they can’t believe that 120 months, 521 weeks, 3650 days, 87600 hours, 525600 minutes and 3154000 seconds have past!! Sometimes though, when you have found the one you want to annoy for the rest of your life, that much time can bring some of the most amazing moments you never want to let go of! When you are able to sit with someone 10 years after saying I do with them than you were the first time you said ‘I do’, then you know you have found your partner in crime to help you through anything life has in store for you.
On Friday, two very special people celebrated this very moment. After receiving a message from Steph saying she wanted to do something fun for their anniversary without the kids, I knew it had to be done! Not too many times after starting a family, do we feel we have the extra time to be able to spend it alone with our husband or wife. As our worlds grow, we seem to always put ourselves and our relationships on the back burning, in order to put your children’s needs ahead of your own.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not here to tell you to ditch the kids every day, but what I am here to remind you about is that it is ok to want to spend quality time away from the kids from time to time to be with the person who gives you butterflies in your stomach every day. You have to ensure you are taking care of your marriage as much as you take care of your children. A strong marriage will only survive any length of time if you make sure to make time for each other just like you did before you had kids.
Spending time together doesn’t have to be anything over the top. It can be as simple as hiding in the pantry together and eating chocolate all night long. Find something you both like doing and can enjoy doing together. Sometimes it can also mean having a little fun in front of the camera and maybe a romantic dinner afterwards. This is exactly what Steph & Blake decided would be how they spend their time together.
Take a peek at some of the magic we created Friday night to celebrate the love they still have for each other, 10 years later!
Always remember, time passes us by sometimes too quickly! So don’t forget to cherish the little moments which make up your world every day and don’t forget to take the time to celebrate each other as much as possible. A lot of things can happen in 10 years, so make sure to slow time down when you can and enjoy each other in those moments. Saying “we still do” every day is magic in itself!
Happy 10 Year Anniversary Steph & Blake.
Thank you for allowing me to share in your magic 10 years later!