10 years. YES. 10 years. Shawn and I have been married 10 years and we celebrated by going on an AMAZING cruise. Just us. We renewed our vows, which I have to tell you made me more nervous then the first time! It was magical and wonderful and it renewed my mental state. I have been going 100mph for the last year and this cruise forced me to stop and think. Take it all in and realize what I want for my future.
Shawn and I recently bought a new to us RV. So of course we will be renovating it for our needs (ok, the dog's needs) and I will be blogging all about that. I still work full time, still teach agility, still show the dogs and still have Shawn as my constant cheerleader. The days are slow but the weeks fast and I never have time to take a deep breath and take it all in. The cruise let me do that and I did it with Shawn. Not alone on a long trip to a dog show, not on the bus ride home from work, not in the short showers I take…I took it all in for a week with my husband in paradise. And it was worth every second.
Many times I see on facebook my friends wishing their husband or wife a happy anniversary and almost always it says something like, “We have been through good and bad” or “Through the ups and downs…” I always think to myself that everyone goes through tough times in a marriage and Shawn and I are no different. We have been through the very worst of it. But we came out on the other side happy and stronger and this summer while making the last minute plans for the trip I asked him, "Would you marry me again?" He actually thought about it. Really thought. And then he turned to me and said, "Yep. I would marry you again." I was so perfectly Shawn. So we did. We renewed our vows.
I have returned back to NJ with a new sense of self and what my goals are. I want that MACh on Hype. I want to continue to show the chin and be successful. I want happiness and more free time and more days of loving life. I will make that happen...all with Shawn.