Yesterday was our >>two<< year anniversary. It's been an amazing two years! We talked last night about how it feels like we've been together forever (in a good way). Our lives are so completely different now than when we first moved to New Orleans for residency that it's hard to even remember a different life. By the end of this year, I'll have been along on this medical journey for 7.5 out of the 10 years of Jeff's training. Even though it's only been 2 years of marriage, we've been committed to each other for so much longer. Two years doesn't tell the whole story. You have to make a decision early on when dating someone in the medical field. You quickly learn that their schedules are crazy and there's no guarantee of things ever slowing down. You're either in or you're out (to quote Heidi Klum).
Anniversary flowers, the man's no dummy!
There are so many nights weeks where Jeff is so busy that we barely have time to catch up on each other's day. Nights are spent studying and preparing for the next day's cases. It's hard, but I decided a long time ago that I'm all in. However, last night I got a whole night of his attention all to myself! There were no journal articles to read or texts about work. It was glorious! We went to dinner at a nice restaurant, had a couple glasses of wine (and some complimentary champagne!), and talked about how our lives are about to change in big ways. It was so nice just to be together and reflect back over this long journey and finally let ourselves get a little excited about what's next.
So, Happy Anniversary to the best partner I could ever ask for! Things aren't always easy, but I couldn't imagine it any other way.