This is my husband and I 10 years ago while we were still dating. 1998. Canadian Bible College, Regina, Saskatchewan. Young. Relatively carefree. Cute hair and body still intact.
This is us last week. You see what 10 years, 3 children, 4 miscarriages, 60 pounds, 3 bouts of postpartum depression, and not sleeping through the night for 6 years in a row can do to you? Brutal.
But I love my husband more today than I loved him on that day 10 years ago. And hey, if we can survive the past 10 years love-intact then we can make it through the next bazillion no problem. We may not be as cute as we once were but we are altogether better people. There is nothing like parenthood to knock the selfishness right out of you!
I love you Doug.