December 14 - Appreciate (#reverb10)

December 14 – Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)

This prompt came up 9 days after I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary. On December 5th, 2000, in the den of a complete stranger with two friends present, I married my best friend. To this day, he is still my best friend.

I appreciate my husband.

I appreciate our marriage. 

We’ve had our share of hard times and we’ve had a lion’s share of good times. Through it all, we’ve stuck together. Faithfully sharing our lives and loving each other no matter what came across our path.

We laugh and cry together. We encourage and support each other. We take care of each other through illness or emotional times.

One of the greatest compliments I’ve ever received is when a good friend told me (more than once) this year that Matt and I seem like a unified front. A team.

It’s not an act. It’s real through and through.

If I had been asked to describe the ideal marriage, I don’t think it would have been as good as what I got. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s perfect for me. 

I hope I never take for granted what I’ve found with Matt.