Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary
One of the hardest things in life can be holding on to a marriage. I am happy that my husband and I have been able to hold on to our love, marriage, and vows we made to each other.
Everyday living can be stressful and causes strains on marriages. Our marriage has had its ups and downs but we have not given up.
One of the hardest things we had to personally experience is the loss of a child. This alone is enough to destroy a marriage.
We have had our home destroyed by fire, we have his, mine and our children.
With all that said, I can say we have battled many battles and when times were in its darkness we still held on to each other.
We started dating back in June of 1994 and married in November of 1994. Yep five months and we married and we are still going strong.
Why our marriage is strong.
Are you wondering how or what has kept us so strong? Well, we have an open communication and I honestly believe with that and love, that is why we are still together.
Every night at bedtime we talk. This is something we do every night. We had an understanding that we did not get upset at each other. If I told him something that bothered me then we would discuss why and how to fix it. This is our secret to a strong marriage. This is a very simple step to have to make your marriage a strong and loving one.
There were two concerns we both had and we made promises to each other. One was that if the other had slept with someone then we were to tell the other before having sex with each other. We know that you cannot promise you will not cheat. Not all cheating is planned so we just wanted to make sure that we both would respect each should that happen.
Bill also had the fear of having a child with me and not getting the chance to watch that child grow up. I made the promise that should we have a child I would not take that child from him.
Our son will be twenty-one years old in May of 2017 and we raised him together along with several other children.
Our Night out!
Last year when we went to dinner we took our youngest one. This year we went to dinner alone. It was something simple but relaxing and I enjoyed every minute of it.
We are foster parents and have four foster children and two of our children. So being able to find someone brave enough to watch six kids ages, 13,12,9,4,2,and 1 can be a challenge.
Two of our grown children were up to the challenge so we got to go to O’Charley’s. This is my favorite restaurant.
The things I enjoyed tonight was that Bill and I were able to sit and talk and wonder where twenty-two years went. I enjoyed my food while it was hot, I did not have to get up several times while trying to eat and I didn’t have to stand over the stove cooking.