Wow! It’s been 17 years already? It sure feels it was like only yesterday that we met, fell in love, and got married! LOL! *wink*
Seriously, it’s been 17 great years! Sure, we have our ups and downs like any marriage would. Sure, as husband and wife, we have had our share of arguments and disagreements. Which marriage wouldn’t, as we are only humans. But, most importantly, we have had a majority of great years of laughing, loving, caring and understanding,
We realized yesterday that ever since we both got promoted, we have been so busy with work that we hardly have time to spend with each other. Even though my hubby is now working back in Kuala Lumpur for the last 3 months, transferring from Shah Alam upon his promotion, we drive to work in separate cars.
We tried traveling in one car when he was first transferred back to KL, but realized that it wasn’t going to be good for both of us and our son in the long run. Every morning, we would be rushing to get ready for work, dropping off our son in school, and then he would drop me off before proceeding to his office, so as to get to work on time
In the evening he would pick me up, and we would drive to his mum’s house to pick up our son before proceeding back home. As we both work late, by the time we get home, it would be almost 9.00pm on most days. Then there is still dinner to get ready. By the time dinner is done with and our son is tucked in bed, we are both tired.
So now, I would drop off our son on my way to work, while my hubby goes straight to work. In the evening, my hubby would pick up our son at his mum’s place and come home, while I would come home straight to get dinner ready.
I would usually arrive home at about 7.30 – 8.00pm, while my hubby would arrive about half an hour or so later. Still not much different compared to driving in one car, but, on most days, by the time my hubby brings home our son, I am all showered and rested, and dinner is ready to be served, even though I leave the office at about 7.30pm.
We realized that this works better for us even though we still arrive home late since work is always piled sky high everyday, but, at least not both of us are tired at the same time. By the time he comes home, I already have some time to rest, and while I get dinner ready, he takes his time to rest before dinner is served. We are not both tired at the same time (there are some exceptions) and our moods are better when it comes time to enjoy our time together. Our time together becomes more precious, even though it could just be watching TV together.
With 17 great years behind us, we hope that Allah will grant us another 17 and more blessed years ahead together. I hope to grow old with my hubby, still being able to hold his hand like when we first starting dating. I hope that Allah will grant us a long life with good health and wealth to be able to see our son grow up, complete his studies, work, start a family and succeed in his life.
I hope that our love for each other will grow stronger with each year, and as we grow older, we will be more patient and understanding of each other as many have said that old age tends to make people grumpy, moody and extra sensitive. I hope Allah will grant us with lots of patience and love to go through the old age together.
I love you, 'Dia' hubby. Thank you for all the lovely years thus far. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your understanding. Thank you for being here with me. I am blessed.