My husband and I are often mistaken for newlyweds. And I can understand why. Where ever we go we hold hands or walk arm in arm. In restaurants, we lean close and giggle often. In the supermarket, we sing to muzak and joust with new mops.
But actually we've been married 10 years. It's hard to remember a time without him, without "us". And yet some times this love feels brand new. Like when our daughter was born and we couldn't figure out who to call what pet name! We each kept answering to "sweetheart" when the other was actually talking to the baby. And phrases like "you look hot baby" made me wonder if I should say thank you or take off the baby's hat!