Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yesterday David and I celebrated our 14th year Anniversary. It seems like only yesterday, I was busily planning a wedding. Then almost overnight, the wedding was here and gone. In the past 14 years we have:

  • moved 6 times
  • Had three children
  • Owned 5 pets (7 if you count the hermit crabs)
  • Taken vacations to big cities, small towns and several in between
  • Celebrated 10 and 20 year high school reunions
  • Owned 6 cars
  • Started 5 jobs between the two of us
  • been broke, been not so broke (never wealthy, still hoping)
  • changed hairstyles (thankfully I lost the BIG hair from the 80's)
  • Gained weight, lost weight, then gained it back
  • Cried a little, laughed alot

Our 14 years together have been good ones. There were days when things were rocky but there have been many more that were not. During the last 14 years, we have learned:

  • that a successful marriage requires you to fall in love with each other many times
  • to celebrate our differences
  • be strong in our faith for each other
  • that a happy home is one filled with love
  • that kind words heal wounds
  • No matter what, we are in it together

I am looking forward to traveling together down the road of life, celebrating each new day with the one I love.

In closing, here are some Thoughts on Marriage:

The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it.
-- Ann Bancroft
Any husband who says. "My wife and I are completely equal partners" is talking about either a law firm or a hand of bridge.
-- Bill Cosby
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong
-- Milton Berle
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
-- George Burns
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
-- Phyllis Diller
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
-- Henny Youngman
People are always asking couples whose marriages have endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman.
-- Erma Bombeck
When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking.
-- Elaine Boosler


Pauline said...

I have dated tim for 14 yrs lived with him for 12 and now we are planning a wedding kids in sight ...but i wanted to thank you for letting me know that MARRIAGE is possible!