Fifteen

“The truth about love is it comes and it goes…it’s all the poetry that you’ve ever heard…” — P!nk

After 15 years of marriage, I’ve learned a few things. P!nk is dead on. The truth about love is it comes and it goes. Sometimes you feel like your heart is going to burst because he fills you up with so much love. Other times you just wish he would stop farting so loudly in bed and take out the garbage. Sometimes you can’t wait to share a glass of wine and a piece of chocolate and tales of your day and other days you just want to go upstairs, shut the door, enjoy your glass of wine alone and read a book. Sometimes he’s the funniest person in the room and you laugh out loud at his jokes. Other times you just want quiet. But the truth about true love? It’s ok that it comes and it goes because at the end of each day you feel lucky that he’s yours.

song to hear

We were so young when we got married. At the time I remember being offended on my wedding day when someone said I looked like a baby and was too young to be getting married. I was 22, how dare they! Now I see 22 year olds and think they look 12 so I understand. It’s amazing to me that Matt and I knew we were right at such a young age. I could hear his song to my heart and knew it was just for me.

intimacy

From the day he let me borrow his sweatshirt, to the day he didn’t leave me a tip, to the day he showed up at my sorority house wasted and every single moment since he sent me that care package, I’ve been completely his. We’ve been through more in our 15 years than most people do in a lifetime and we’ve come out stronger. There’s no one else on this planet I’d rather be with. Each and every day.

before kids

We’ve done a great job over the years of putting us first. It’s not easy to do when you have three kids. We both know that the kids are happy if we are happy. We also know that some day the boys will have their own life and we better still like each other. We make an effort each and every day to connect on a level that doesn’t include pull-ups, soccer,homework and schedules. In 11 years when we are (sort of) empty nesters, I don’t want to look at him and say “Who are you?”, I want to look at him and say “YEE HAW! Let’s get this party started!”

i'd still be with you

Not only would I still pick Matt, I’d marry him the morning after he let me borrow his sweatshirt. And I’d never, ever let him go.

Here’s hoping and wishing and praying we are lucky enough to have many, many, many more.

Peter Peterson [& Wife]

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16 responses to “Fifteen

  1. Fantasticly inspiring post!!! Made me remember how cool my husband is and to think if him as a person too and not just a dad πŸ™‚
    Thank you!!!!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Love the last pic & all the quotes. You two are an amazing & inspiring couple :o)

  3. orangegerberadaisy

    Lovely, Tiffany…and every word true! I was 19 and David was 20 when we married (Don’t say it…it horrifies me too now!) but 27 years and 7 children (one with CdC…which takes its toll AND draws us closer) later not many can argue with success. Our marriage is solid. And still in its own way thrilling to us. I can’t imagine my life with anyone else…and I can’t imagine growing older with anyone else. We’ve worked hard for it though…there can be no passive partners in a truly great marriage.

    You and Matt are such an amazing example of working together…I admire how you support each other and give each other space when needed. It’s such a key to success…being sensitive and letting your partner be human.

    As always love the blog…I’ll think about what you said today for days to come, nodding inwardly at things you wrote and pondering the points I need to give more attention to. I love your honesty…truly a rare commodity in our society…and the way you peel back the layers to the heart of a subject, not flinching from the less than pretty parts and openly celebrating the beauty of life, love, and family.

    Best to you and yours!!! You’ll never know what a blessing you are.

  4. Bless your hearts. Happy Anniversary!

  5. Congratulations to you both!! Here’s to 15 more … and 15 more … and 15 more …

  6. Raising a virtual glass! Happy 15!

  7. Congrats on your First 15 years together. Here’s to many, many more loving years to come.

  8. i love this! happy 15 years πŸ™‚ austin and i are celebrating 10 years of marriage in november (15 years together next month!) and finally going on our honeymoon. and that fitzgerald quote?? one of my favorites!

  9. A beautiful post πŸ™‚ Long may you and Matt continue to live and love together x

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