Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Happy Tenth, Drew!

Today is Drew’s and my tenth wedding anniversary. I was going to write a listicle about the ten things we’ve learned about marriage or the ten best things about being married or ten tips for a better marriage or something like that, but I won’t. I did go so far as to ask Drew what he’s learned, and he said something like, “I learned I love you even more now than I did when we got married.” He says sweet things like that sometimes.

I’m not going to write a listicle thing with advice or tips or stuff I’ve learned. I don’t have it all figured out (shhh, maybe admitting that is bad for business). But I’m a lucky person – an astrologer confirmed that for me a couple years ago and said that I’m someone for whom things “will always just work out” (now, that is good for business). I’m lucky that I met Drew – that we had a mutual friend who, in an unprompted moment had a thought we’d hit it off and so put us in touch. But beyond luck, which I can’t claim credit for, I can take credit for a couple things: I took some risks (going to meet Drew in the first place, dating him long distance, moving across the country to be with him); and I knew a good thing when I found it/I chose well.

I guess I lied; I do have some advice for a good marriage:

* Be lucky.
* Take some chances.
* Choose well.
* Say and do sweet things sometimes.

I’m so glad I chose you, Drew. Happy tenth and here’s to many more decades together. If we’re lucky.

12 comments… add one
  • MaterialsGirl July 24, 2019, 4:14 pm

    So sweet! Congratulations, Drew and Wendy.

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  • Ange July 24, 2019, 5:43 pm

    Congratulations! Ten years is nothing to sneeze at.

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  • Bittergaymark July 24, 2019, 8:28 pm

    Congrats! Bravo, bravo. . . BRAVO!

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  • anonymousse July 24, 2019, 8:38 pm


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  • Fyodor July 24, 2019, 9:17 pm

    Mazel tov!

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  • MP July 24, 2019, 9:23 pm

    This makes me so happy – mazel tov!

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  • ktfran July 24, 2019, 10:10 pm

    Love. So sweet.

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  • Classic July 24, 2019, 11:00 pm

    Congratulations, dear Wendy and (dear) Drew 🙂

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  • Dear Wendy July 25, 2019, 6:33 am

    Thanks, everyone! Tomorrow we’re taking a staycation at a boutique hotel near the Brooklyn bridge while a sitter stays overnight with the kids. The hotel has a rooftop pool and bar and amazing views of the city and I’m so there for all of that!

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  • Allornone July 25, 2019, 6:43 am

    Congrats! You two are so cute.

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  • Vathena July 25, 2019, 10:19 am

    Congrats, Wendy and Drew! Sounds like you both chose very well indeed!

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  • Part-time Lurker July 26, 2019, 7:41 am

    Congrats! Hope your evening was wonderful!

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