My husband and I just celebrated our 12th year of wedded
bliss nit picking. We got married pretty young so, we didn’t really stand a chance in hell. Clearly, we are bigger Rock Stars in the marriage department than we originally thought and deserve a little more credit than we give ourselves. I decided to take an inventory of what has been working so well in our relationship. So, last night as I sat alone in the peace and quiet because all the kids went straight to bed with no problems I took a deep breath and let the old memory take over for a while. Basically what I came up with is that this is one of the luckiest men on earth. His wife is freakin fantastic and there’s no way he’ll ever meet another woman like her. I have to admit I’ve done a mighty fine job of making sure all his needs and wants have been met ALL 12 of these years!
1.) I’ve always let him have the controller.
2.) I have never once interrupted him during a football game or The Soprano’s.
3.) I’ve done a professional grade job at making sure we keep our distance from too much money in the savings account. That way no one can really afford a way out.
4.) I always make sure to look my best before he comes home from work. My hair, face paint, and freshly pressed clothes are usually applied right before he walks in the door.
5.) I always repay the favor of listening intently when he speaks. After all everything he has to say is so important I don’t want to miss a beat.
6.) I never show disrespect by arguing. He has always worn the pants in the family so, I try to speak only when spoken to.
7.) If I ever speak my mind which is pretty rare I follow the #1 rule of a good marriage. I always fight fair.
8.) I make sure he knows I value his opinion and always ask for it before planning any outings.
9.) When our kids were babies I made sure he never had to change a diaper. I mean, I was right there so, what for?!
10.) I’ve kept his belly full with only the most original recipes that no one besides me will ever be able to replicate.
11.) Golden marriage rule #2 – We have never gone to bed angry. I always say sorry and admit when I’m wrong.
So, as I’m sitting on the couch taking my paradise stroll down memory lane it hit me all once that if this is really how it went down I could really be putting myself in real danger. I was almost scared to share this. I sure hope this doesn’t cause a scene on my front lawn in the morning from all the men lined up to offer me their hand in marriage. I guess I’ll have to roll the dice here. So, last but, not least here it goes:
12.) My husband and I have always been best friends. Sometimes he’s the only friend I’ve got. He’s my rock. He’s my family. After 12 years of marriage regardless of the ups and down we’ve had we are still in this marriage because that is exactly what we both want. As we’ve grown together over the years we’ve also grown to take our vows seriously.
I take you to be my lawfully wedded(husband/wife),
to have and to hold, from this day forward,
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
until death do us part.
We have definitely both done our fair share of better and worse. We’ve done poor. We’ve done poorer. We’ve done sickness and we’ve done health. Obviously, I married someone with the patience of a Saint since I haven’t experienced death yet. I’ve heard rumors that I can be a little feisty at times and I’m sure that can be a little hard to deal with!
So, everyone please raise your glass to our first 12 years of marriage.
Here’s to hoping my husband can survive another year of tolerating my sh*t!
This is in front of the church and believe it or not we did not pose for this. They just happened to catch that.
I would love to show you an Anniversary picture from every year but, my husband has only agreed to take pictures every 5 years. It’s in the invisible contract. The same contract that says I don’t vacuum stairs or wash windows. So, I’m not going to push the issue here. I’m sure you understand.
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