I’m beginning to think that counting up is more fun than counting down!
I mean, there’s no end point, so it can go on and on and the numbers get bigger and not smaller. So it’s like every day is an accomplishment.
The Husband and I have been married for 100 days today, which seems like quite the accomplishment. I mean, we surpassed Kim & Kris’ 72 day marriage, so that’s something!
Remember in elementary school when we celebrated the 100 days of school with bringing in 100 of something? I always chose M&Ms. It’s crazy how 100 can seem like so much sometimes ($100 for a shirt?! Heck no!) and so little other times (100 M&Ms?! I can eat that in one bite).
100 days of marriage positively flew by. Probably because we spent a good 20+ days of it on vacation. It’s a hard life we live over here.
After 100 days of dating I wrote a list for the Husband (boyfriend at the time, obviously) of 100 reasons I really liked him – since we hadn’t said the word ‘love’ yet. I came up with 100 different things to add to that list for our first 200 days together.
Then I ran out of things for 300 and the list has been retired. I’m only semi-kidding… I could probably still come up with 300+ things, but really, that’s just excessive. No one needs that much self esteem! But see, I have a thing for numbers and counting and celebrating the little relationship milestones.
But for 100 days of marriage… I really have nothing. Other than I did text the Husband to inform him we have been married 100 days. So sweet, I know.
I will take this opportunity to fill you in on some of the (less expected, by me) perks of being married to the Husband:
- He’s pretty fun to travel the world with
- He has a heart for service and volunteering.
- Silly dancing never gets old.
- Hanging out with married friends. There’s just something different about hanging out with married couples now that we’re married and truly at the same life stage
- He opens containers that I can’t open (so manly!)
- He walks our little monster when it’s cold/rainy/I don’t feel like putting pants on
- We get to show up at family events as husband and wife, which is super legit
- We can relax and be ourselves without having to impress each other or other people. I especially love being able to intentionally annoy the Husband and then announce, ‘too bad… you’re stuck with me FOREVER!’ and then following it up with a happy/victory dance.
- He takes care of me when I’m sick/complaining
- Planning is over! It was a life goal of mine for so long to be married that now that I am, I can breathe a sigh of relief. In our relationship I went from the stress of convincing the Husband to marry me to the stress of planning a wedding. Now I’m relaxed and calm and just happy to be.
I hope you’re enjoying the little victories of your day!