10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Marriage
10 years ago, I woke up, put on a white dress, and got married.
OK, it's wasn't as simple as that. There may have been a fair bit of primping involved, even for this non-primping kind of gal.
Our wedding day was an overcast and slightly drizzly day, sandwiched between two crystal clear and beautiful October days. I may have freaked out briefly (how are we going to do our wedding pictures outside if it's raining?!?!). But everything went according to plan except for minor slip-ups that I can laugh about now -- like walking down the aisle with my veil on backwards (no wonder I couldn't see), my very visible tan lines from marathon training all summer (oops), and my in-laws taking our car service home at the end of the night, leaving Ed and me to hail a cab in the middle of the Garment District after our reception.
What's the saying? Rain on your wedding day is good luck? It's hard to believe it's been 10 years. In that time, I've laughed, cried, and lived.
Most important, I've learned these 10 lessons in 10 years of marriage, many of which are still a work in progress for me.