Today is August 12th. Five years ago, Michael & I got married! Congratulations, my love!
It's been a thrilling five years - graduate schools; a law degree & a public health degree; about 200 jobs; two apartments; five countries; multitiudes of trips to Virginia and discussions about where to live and debates about politics and life in the City and having a family; and - of course - Alice.
I can't quite shake the feeling that I got better end of the deal. I married a man who is brilliant, romantic, fun, interesting, engaged in the world and his role in it. He wants to do good for people. He wants a life that prioritizes family above all else. He is exceptional.
"But when she stepped off the train in New York, her plain little face looked beautiful for a moment, as if the future were opening before her and its glow were already upon her forehead, as if she were eager and proud and ready to meet it..."