Today is my husband’s and my 5th year anniversary. It really does seem like yesterday that we were married on Thanksgiving Day. I remember thinking that when we get to 5 years, I wanted to renew our vows and get married, all over again. Today, I am arm deep in a gingerbread house with my 3 year old, still doing concerts and events, and I can't imagine having another wedding, but it really was, along with day our son was born, the best day of my life.
Sometimes, looking back, I can't believe that we ever made it, especially considering both of our backgrounds. I, for one, never knew how to be in a long-term relationship. But we’ve done it! (Actually, 10 years together now), and I am so proud at how committed we are, to us. We have been through it all... and I am not exaggerating when I say that. Including, last year, when we weren’t too proud to go back to relationship skills counseling to help us communicate better, now that we have a child. It’s hard when you think that you’ve got it all down, and then you get in a rut or even a backslide. Plus, as we found out, there is nothing like having a child to challenge a relationship… both good and bad!
We met while on tour and fell in love on a tour bus with an entire band and crew watching (yikes)! We thought that nobody knew, but they knew from day one! My husband is younger than me, so his clock wasn't ticking as loud as mine. Although we were both in the middle of very successful careers, I knew that one day I would want all those things that were over on the side, where the grass is greener.... he did not….at least not as soon as I did. So many times we argued just because we were in such different places in our lives, but somehow we both knew that we were right for each other and that one day the gap would close if we were willing to risk staying together. There was never, and has never been, a shortage of love! He asked me to marry him in June 2000.