Seeing a few posts on my Friends list about anniversaries and such reminded me that I shouldn’t let this one pass unremarked.

It’s kinda difficult to keep things straight — what anniversary to do you commemorate? When you met? When you officially became a “couple?” When you got married?

In the case of and myself, I’ve known her for 16 years or so. We got married last October. But we officially entered “coupledom” the week of my birthday, in 1997. Ten years ago.

Ten years is one of those round numbers that our brains mark as a milestone, for whatever reason. Even odder when you think about the fact that in October of this year, we’ll celebrate our FIRST anniversary (despite being together for more than a decade).

Ten years. More up than down, thank the gods.

I love you, Laura.