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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Reflections

Tonight I had happy hour with one of my girlfriends I don't get to hang out with very much. Even though she lives 20 minutes away we get caught up in our daily lives and don't get to see each other very often.

While we were having drinks she was telling me about her recent break up with her live in boyfriend of many years. And she started telling me what her perspective was on what went sour in the relationship or how they grew apart. And then the topic of insecurities came up. I had no idea she had any. I know that is naive because everyone does but it was an "ah ha" moment.

It made me reflect on my own life. I am truly where I am supposed to be right now. Even though I am not the skinniest girl, or the prettiest (I am pretty HOT though) girl, or I may not have as much money as the next person. I am where I am supposed to be right now. I have love with my best friend who I am lucky to also call my husband. We are coming up on our 10 year anniversary next year and we are more in LOVE today than we were then. I truly love this man for putting up with me and my quirks. I have great kids who love each other so much. And we have our health but most of all we are truly a "family".

Sometimes in life you meet people who seem to be "put together" but you never really know what that person has going on in their own life.

Life is what you make of it.

LIVE LAUGH LOVE Right Steph ?

15 comments:

Lindsey said...

Love the girls night! And congrats on almost 10 years!!! So great to see you are in still so in love! You guys are an adorable couple!

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Btrfli79 said...

we need to have a girls night soon!! It's very true sometimes you don't realize the insecurities that are hidden in the facade people put up!

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

Yeah for 10 years and still being in love...

As for the insecurity thing, I think people always tend to compare their worst features/characteristics to someone else's and then feel like they come up short. I do it EVERY day but have to constantly remind myself that even the most well-put together people have something about themselves they don't like!

I love "ah ha" moments like that...just wish I had more of them! ;-)

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

I missed the most important word! Dang it...

I was trying to say that we compare our worst features/characteristics to someone else's BEST and then feel like we come up short.

Angie said...

Yeah, you never realy know what someone else is going through. I'm prtty good at masking things sometimes too.
You describe your relationship like I describe mine. We just had our 6th wedding anniversary (been together 11 yrs total) on Sunday. It's amazing how much we love eachother after all this time. I see so many couples fizzle out and that to me is one of the saddest things ever, especially when there are children.
But yay for those of us who are still going strong!!!

THE Stephanie said...

Exactly! And just to prove that we ARE blog twins... we're having our 10 year anniv. next year too!! in Feb!!! Funny, huh??

You're fabulous!!

Megan said...

I love this post. I am glad that you are so happy and secure with your relationship. Getting to 10 years is a big step!! (even if it is a year away)

...love Maegan said...

what a beautiful post. It's so true ...you never know what someone is going through and the grass always seems greener.

Solei said...

Awww, how sweet!!! First of all, CONGRATS on 10 years!!! I love seeing couples reach that point and they're still in love. That sounds bad right??? STILL in love!!! Sad to say many couples that actually reach the 10 yr mark aren't so much in love anymore. Just in a rut, in it for the kids, etc.... Glad you're going strong! =0D The way it should be.

Funny thinG...I wrote about my hubby today too (which I never do, lol) We're on our way to 11 this December (YIKES!!! I'm only 28!) and very much in love STILL!!! LOL!

And I totally agree with the grass is greener on the other side theory. It ALWAYS seems that way. But believe me girl, it almost never is! Just stick to your side, lol!!!

((( Hugs )))=0D

Amy said...

Being in love is so fun! We'll be married for 10 years this upcoming May! 1999 was the year to get married!

What a great realization you had today! How great! by the way, you are one hot mama!

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...love Maegan said...

I gave you an award!

Holly said...

this made me smile :)

Rebeckah said...

What a beautiful post! Sometimes I start to feel insecure when I am around people that seem to be perfectly put together, but I try to remember that even the most perfect person has problems, right? : ). Hope your weekend is perfect!

Leigh said...

So true, you made the best point that none of us really know, Never judge a book by its cover so to speak, I will take some lessons from your wonderful post myself,

Thanks Rachel.:)

Kristy said...

That was sweet! And that's right....Life "is" what you make of it! Great post!