Happy Anniversary From Our
Four Beautiful Children!
How very blessed my husband and I are to have raised four wonderful children that we are proud to call our friends. They orchestrated a touching tribute to us today from four different places here in the good ole’ US.
#1 Child and #3 Child made sure we were home and geared up for an on line ‘meeting’ (wink, wink – no really, we did need to get together lol). As we all worked to get the kinks out our differing devices my husband received a call letting him know there was a delivery person at the gate needing to get in.
When he returned he had in his arms a large vase with 18 long stem red roses. Just gorgeous! We were then told to open our email, there in the in-box was a touching three page PDF that brought tears to our eyes. It started with
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO
MA & DADO
DAD & MOM
MA & PA
MOMMY & DADDY
All around these names (a few of their pet names for us) were pictures of them taken with us over the years. There was also a collage of my husband and I.
I didn’t want to post the PDF that they did for us; their sentiments were and are theirs to share. So I decided to create a little collage of my own… Happy 40th Anniversary to the love of my life.
From the first, to the twenty-fifth, to the present I am thankful for our marriage. If I could say anything to young couples just starting out it would be this, your marriage is bigger than:
- Burnt Toast
- Kitchen Trash not taken out
- An unbalanced check book
- A Forgotten Appointment/Anniversary/Birthday
- Or even a Misunderstanding
I could go on and on, but you get my point, forgiveness goes a long way. I read/saw (don’t remember which) something the other day that I want to do. The person telling or writing the story was describing something he had witnessed his parents do.
They had an argument/disagreement, and his Dad left the room and went into his office. The young man finally went and knocked on his Dad’s office door. When he entered the room he saw his Dad reading.
His father explained to his son that whenever he got upset with his mother he would go and read this list he had created.
What was on the list? I don’t remember exactly how he worded it, but in essence it was all the reasons why he loved his wife, things/good qualities that he loved about her.
I thought this was a good idea. I haven’t done it as of yet, but I plan to. It’s the little things that can ruin a marriage if you allow them to. Don’t let them fester, squash them as soon as they pop their ugly head up.
Celebrate your love… you won’t always feel ‘the love’, so don’t rely on your feelings. I’m glad that my feelings have been positive for the majority of these forty years. Coupled with our faith in the Lord and in each other we have arrived to another milestone.
I pray we are blessed to enjoy many many more!