Saturday, April 23, 2011

1460 Days

At the end of Mason and I’s first year of marriage I was trying to think of what to get him without spending a lot of dough. I thought it would be fun to sit down and recount some of our experiences. As many of you know the first year of marriage is filled with a lot of firsts and a lot of arguments. I don’t know who came up with the idea to take two different people and blend them into one cohesive union, but they were, indeed, crazy. And, as it turns out, many other crazies have followed suit. I feel it only appropriate to laugh about the challenges, the arguments and the differences we share within a marriage.
I remember going out to dinner with Mason on our first anniversary. I handed him the timeline I had written up. We enjoyed a good laugh as we remembered all the things we encountered together. To my surprise Mason requested I continue these silly outlines for every year of our marriage. As each year passes I have loved skimming through my memory and writing down just a few experiences we have had as a couple.

Each year I read all of them. It helps me realize just how far we have come. I also noticed within the first year, it was very much about us individually. What Lindy did and what Mason did. But after a few years together it is evident I have come to think of us more as one. It becomes increasingly harder for me to remember what one or the other did, but with ease I can recall what we did.

In no way have any of my timelines been an accurate account of our lives. It’s not what I wish for this project. The first couple weeks in April I start the process and jog my memory of a few highlights. I always try to make it more humorous rather than dramatic only because that is how I see things. As I considered publishing my anniversary timelines it felt a bit unnatural, I thought it should only be for Mason and I. Some things should be kept private, right? Well on the other side of that argument is…no one is really reading my shit anyhow so what the hell?

So here they all are. 365 Days, 730 Days,1095 Days, and this years 1460 Days. I decided to label them by days, because marriage is every day, not just once a year. And if you were to ask me what I have learned about marriage in my limited experience. It would be just that. Marriage is every day.

7 comments :

  1. I read your shit! I read ALL your shit! And quite frankly I liked your shit! I'm going to add a link to your blog on mine.

    I loooove that you love Gilmore girls!!! A show that should never have ended. At least until Luke and Loralei actually got together and stayed together.

    And..you're moving to Providence?! I didn't know. That's exciting and I'm kinda jealous!

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  2. I love all your stories, I really think you should consider writing a book, seriously!

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  3. I read your shit too... I enjoyed all of it! Then I wondered if I was a weirdo for reading all of it. I mean...i hope I am not a stalker!!

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  4. WRITE A BOOK, WRITE A BOOK, WRITE A BOOK!!! I'd read it and LOVE it!!
    LOVED this post and your time lines. You're a darling wife and a wonderful mother. And, I have to add a GREAT friend! Love you!

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  5. YOUR SHIT IS MY MOST FAVORITE SHIT EVER!! I read it all the time and I'm always so happy I did!!

    I love you! I love Mace! But I love you GUYS the best!!

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  6. Great idea, I've been married just over a year and a half. Can't remember life before marriage, now I can't remember life without babies. Thought we would use our blogs for this but it's not quite working as planned. Fantastic idea :)

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