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8 years

Today is a good day.  Yes, it is Pi Day!  But that’s the not the only reason.  Eight years ago today Pat and I stood up before friends, family, and God and promised to be husband and wife forever.  And no, I know I am am math and science geek, but we did not choose the date because it was Pi Day.  That is just a happy coincidence.

The eighth anniversary is bronze.  Now, we usually try to follow the traditional gifts every year.  We don’t spend a ton of money, but we like to stick with the theme.  (And by we I totally mean me and Pat humors me and goes along with it.) This year neither of us could think of anything worth getting in a reasonable price for bronze.  That’s right, we have officially reached the old married couple age.  We don’t even do much for anniversaries anymore.  The thing is, this is one of my favorite yet.

I think bronze is a perfect representation of how far we have come as a couple in this past year.  The seven year anniversary is copper, and bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.  This may seem like it is getting muddled, but actually those extra additions make the metal stronger.  This past year has added so much to our lives.  We of course added the girls and made our big cross country move.  And through all these changes I really feel like we have gotten stronger, both as a family and as a couple.

So Patrick, my wonderful husband, thank you for another great year.  I am still so happy to be married to you.  I would stand up before the whole world and say I choose you again.  I love you and I am so happy to be your wife.  Happy anniversary my love.  I can’t wait to see what this next year brings us.

picture of Pat and Kim on their wedding day, in a church Pat in tux Kim in white wedding dress
We were such babies! What a magical day.


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