It’s been a busy week here at the House of Peevish. Not just because it was That Girl’s first week of school — and let me just add, SHE’S ALREADY OFF SICK WITH A COLD ::headdesk:: — but last week was BDH and my tenth wedding anniversary.
Ten years married, plus at least 5 years before that… it’s a long time to look the same person in the face, day after day, and still get along. And we do.
The other day, as we were reviewing my choices for my Desert Island Discs, BDH mentioned that he was kind of sad that there wasn’t a song that reminded me of him in my list. And although he SAID he was joking when he said it, I could tell he wasn’t.
But the thing is, there is a song that reminds me of him in the list. I told him there had to be a Michael Franti song on my island, but I didn’t tell him which one.
It’s “Life Is Better With You”. Because, well, it is. And the same sentiments Michael expresses for his partner Sara are pretty much the same ones I would express for life with BDH.
I can’t really say much more, and certainly not more sweetly, than it says in the song — it’s not always perfect, but even when it’s not, it’s way better than life would be without him around. (And Stinkerbelle too, obvs.)
We laugh together. We put up with each other’s moods. We watch out for each other. We try to help each other. We have fun. We have arguments. We keep each other company. We make each other crazy. We make each other happy.
And 10 official years in, it’s still true. My life IS better. Thanks to him.
(Of course I want something to remind me of you on my island BDH, you silly man. Happy anniversary.)