Sunday, April 7, 2013

And Then I Fell in Love

One of my favorite songs in the '90s was Michael Peterson's "Love's Great." It was all about how wonderful it was being single, and how committed he was to that life. Because love's great (when you're not in it.)

It was totally tongue-in-cheek, of course, and very funny. But for most of my teens and early twenties, it was also kind of my anthem. I swore that being single was the way to be, and couldn't imagine ever wanting to be married.

It wasn't that I had anything against the institution. I just liked being my own person, and didn't think I could ever be happy sharing my life so closely with another person.

And then he came along.

I wasn't looking for it, and I didn't expect it. But it was so obviously meant to be. So I said yes, and haven't regretted it for a minute.

And so today, as I celebrate 11 years of being married to my best friend and the love of my life, all I can say is... thank goodness I was wrong. Love's great, especially when you're in it.


  1. Love always seems to appear when you least expect it. Happy anniversary !

    1. Yes it does! (And thank goodness for that.) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sweet! I remember how confusing it was for you during that brief transition. I'm glad for your decision and how it all has turned out so lovely. :)

    1. Yeah, it kind of threw me for a loop, didn't it? I've always had a hard time with having my entire world view turned upside down. Thank goodness the scary transition part was brief. And thank goodness I had you there to help keep me grounded, and to help me figure out that it was ok. :)

      Love you, sis! <3