Wednesday, July 14, 2010

9 years


Nine years ago today, Ragfield and I tied the knot. We have now known each other for close to 13 years. We've been through a lot together.

This last bit has been really hard. I was very, very sick my entire pregnancy, and if Rob even thought about eating pickles or onions or any number of the hundred thousand other things that made me sick, I couldn't bear to be in the same room as him. Then, those first several months after Will was born were the hardest, most stressful months of our lives. What with the crying and the crying and the never ending crying. People with easy-going babies just do not know what it was like. I have a lot of anger in me-- anger about having had hyperemesis, anger about being at home alone all day with the most difficult baby there ever was. With so much anger, sometimes there isn't room for a whole lot else.

We haven't had much time for each other in a while, and that's been hard. But in spite of everything, I think that the best is yet to come.

And now, a few selections from the "1000 Reasons Why I Love Rob" list:

16. You have your own dance move, which I call "The Rob."
82. You can multiply large numbers in your head more quickly than a calculator.
171. You stop for turtles.
185. You squeezed my hand when we saw Fig's feet on the ultrasound.
189. You like gazpacho.
190. You got me a floor-cleaning robot for mother's day.
191. You remembered everything I told you not to let them do to me during labor.
195. You have never doubted me.

This picture pretty much sums it all up.

Joyful daddy

Love you, Ragfield.


Ragfield said...

Love yous toos.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!!! Life is not always easy !! It's full of UPS and DOWNS..... but you two are TUFF and will make it just fine!!! THE TINY MITE who has come BETWEEN you will forever be the GLUE for you both!!!!!!! when he starts SAYING real words, he'll maybe tell you why he CRIED so much!!!!! All too soon, he will be waving goodbye and going off on his own and then it will be his MAMA doing the CRYING!!!!!:( LOVE that wedding photo, and the ONE OF ROBERTO and WILL, is AWESOME!!!!!!luv to you both on this special day..... mama nan

Anonymous said...

Still time in this day to say Happy Anniversary! Thought of you when i was at Arrowhead Sunday for a 40th Anniversary celebration ... it was beautiful and there were lots of happy people ... just like 9 years ago at your celebration! I still have the BROWN dress!!!!!!!!!!! ha
lots of love, auntie

Gombojav Tribe said...

I love this post. Seeing our husbands as fathers is a whole new dimension, isn't it?!

As a mother of six I can say without a doubt that things will get easier. Keep remembering and telling each other all the reasons you love and appreciate each other. And the baby will grow out of all the difficultness and you will have each other and love each other even more.

(btw, I came over to your blog via Only Sometimes Clever blog.)