Today is my 10 year wedding anniversary. That’s right – it was ten years ago today that two crazy kids thought they’d make their relationship official by saying I-do’s and exchanging self-written vows.
I realize that this is a pretty small amount of time in the grand scheme of things (my parents are approaching their 40 year wedding anniversary), but I am quite proud of what we’ve been through and accomplished.
So in light of that, I’d like to reflect on a few thoughts:
There have been some HARD TIMES in the MMD neighborhood over the years. As I walk the Beagle or go through the neighborhood with my kids, there is one giant give-away. It’s a distinguishing, symbolic figure that always means bad news: The lock box.
Whenever someone has a lock box on their front door, it usually means one of three things:
1) The family is moving. Likely they will be selling their house at a loss.
2) The house is in foreclosure and the bank has taken back procession of the house.
3) The couple has split up in divorce which will ultimately lead back to either #1 or #2.
A neighborhood of your peers is a lot like junior high and it doesn’t take long to find out which of these three reasons is the root cause of the change. Usually – it’s not good. But things do happen.
Out of these three reasons, I’d like to explore #3 further: