We’re spending our 9-year anniversary in the same town where we tied the knot in northeastern Pennsylvania. Babysitting by family (practically the only kind that I trust), and the chance to have more than one date night.
For nine years, I’ve been married to my best friend. We’ve lived in 9 different places in 8 states and 2 countries. We’ve survived deployments to the Middle East during the Iraq War, and somehow, we survived the first year of parenthood. We made it through grad school (simultaneously), and we’ve enjoyed leisure travel to 3 other countries.
We’re in the thick of career changes and beginning for both of us as well as learning the ropes of parenthood through the plunge-in method. Life is sweet and sometimes bitter, but I enjoy venturing every step of the way with my best friend.