This Friday marks our 10th wedding anniversary and our unofficial 11th anniversary as a family since we lived together first. Yes we lived together as a family for an entire year before Raylan and I walked down the aisle. That's probably the number one don't in the blending family parenting book. As you know by now, my hubby had been married twice before this one, but what you don't know is that he had swore to himself and anyone who would listen that he would never marry again. Then the unthinkable happened, we fell in love and through a monkey wrench into the whole mentality that he was going to spend the rest of his life alone.
So to keep his commitment to himself, but keep me, he asked me to move in with him, build a life together and blend our families. I remember answering yes without any hesitation and I think I did it so quickly because, well I loved him, but also I romantically thought we would share a different experience by approaching our new life this way. Sadly we had walked down the aisle with others and had not found that happily ever after. Hopefully, this twist would help us do so.
Eleven years and counting, I don't think we have done to bad.