Ah how nice it was to put down all the irons I have in the fire and just step away!
My husband and I enjoyed a long awaited, much needed and well-deserved long weekend. We attended a wedding of my sweet neice and her love who will now be sharing our anniversary date! We celebrated our 33 years while witnessing them taking their vows, their hearts full of love and promise and hope for the future....while I looked over at the love of my life and felt my heart swell with gratitude for all these years we have had together.
Many people seem to think that if you have made it to these big number anniversaries you have probably never experienced any difficult times or that for whatever reason, you have just "lucked out". Much as I know and believe that we have definitely been blessed with an amazing relationship, marriage and life together...it has never come without effort, labor, dedication and diligence. Marriage is like that, it takes a lot to keep it going, to keep the fire burning, to keep the communication open and the joy in the journey.
Hard work but JOY all mixed together!!! The greatest mixture I know!
We have had our fair share of troubles and trials...we have had our fair share of disagreements...but there have been a few rules we have always lived by and I think that is key.
We have never EVER discussed ANY options. There was never any question that we were in this thing for LIFE!! NEVER!!! You cannot threaten or be threatened about divorce, it will just erode your very foundation!
He treats me like a Queen and I treat him like a King!!! That has been our most amazing discovery!! It works wonders!!! Try it, you will seriously never go back to your old ways!
We nurture our relationship on a regular basis. Taking time/making time to be together and to talk....really listening and paying attention to one another.
We are each other's top priority. We both enjoy our family, friends, activities, hobbies, etc...but, we always keep each other and our time together as our top priority.
That is above all else but AFTER our relationship with GOD. HE is at the top of the pyramid of our love and our relationship. The closer we come to Him the closer we become to one another...the same way we become further from one another when we grow distant from God. We know this to be true so we nurture our relationship with the Lord and with one another.
I thank God every single day for blessing me with such an amazing man. I know he is a gift from God. I pray that we will live forever in love and laughter and enjoy the many blessings of the Lord TOGETHER!!!
I pray the same for you dear ones!!!!