Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Make that 19.

Randy and I have been married for 19 years today. The only reason I know that it is today for sure is that I talked with my brother-in-law yesterday and he had talked to his boys for their birthday.

Most people find the fact that I don't track the date we got married appalling. I don't hound my husband about it either. One year we got to mid-August and looked at each other and said, "We forgot our anniversary!" Life goes on.

Let me tell you why I don't get hung up on dates and "Hallmark" holidays. I know that my husband loves me. I don't need a Sweetest Day Card or him remembering particular dates just to make me happy. I don't count on him or his remembering to make me happy. The fact that he tells me and shows me he loves me almost every day is enough.

Would it be nice to get a card or flowers once in a while? Sure. Sometimes I do but it is because he loves me and thinks of me not because of an outside source.

To me that is love and it can continue til Jesus comes.

2 comments:

my house by the river said...

I feel the same way. I don't make a big deal out of our anniversary. I want my husband to continue to love me for the rest of his life, not only remember once a year.

Thank you for sharing and Happy anniversary!

blessings,

mari

THE MOM WITH BROWNIES said...

Happy Anniversary!

We do the same thing. LOL We are a rare bread though don't you know. We are happily married. Maybe that's the secret? :o) (Jesus knows the answer)