**3 **… the number of times we’ve driven to New York

**1** … the number of times we’ve flown to New York

**2** … the number of birthdays we’ve shared

**4** … the number of garbage plates I’ve eaten

**0** … the number of garbage plates I’ve finished

**1** … the number of major surgeries

**2** … the number of trips to the emergency room

**1** … the number of emergency surgeries

**1** … the number of hospital stays

**1** … the number of cats we’ve adopted

**37** … the number of cats I wanted to adopt

**5** … the number of goldfish we’ve had

**1** … the number of goldfish still alive

**10** … the number of pounds I lost

**30** … the number of pounds I gained

**8** … the number of nights we spent apart

**358** … the number of nights we spent together

**15** … the number of nights spent on the couch, together

**1** … the number of turkeys I tried to cook

**1** … the number of turkeys I succeeded in cooking

**2** … the number of address changes

**1,674,935** … the number of kisses (just an estimate)

**1,367,243** … the number of hugs (again, just an estimate)

**2** … the number of funerals attended

**1** … the number of grandparents lost

**1** … the number of family members in the hospital

**10** … the number of weeks spent with chronic headaches

**10** … the number of weeks he stayed by my side and comforted me when I was in pain

**1** … the number of MRIs

**4** … the number of prescriptions I tried that didn’t work

**1** … the number of prescriptions I found that work

**1** … the number of anti-depressants prescribed

**4** … the number of anti-depressant pills taken each night

**0** … the number of times he judged me for needing those pills

**2** … the number of New Year’s Eves we’ve spent together

**2** … the number of New Year’s kisses we’ve shared

**1** … the number of years we’ve been together

**eleventy-billion** … the number of years I’ll love him

Happy Anniversary, Joe! I love you bunches and bunches!