Thought I'd share some pictures of the "happy couple" with all of you.
I laugh now when I think about the things that would drive me nuts about this man years ago. I've always been a little bit high-strung and ornery anyway, but less so these days. I've mellowed a LOT since we first got married. I guess I just don't take things as seriously as I did as a younger woman, and thank goodness for that. Looking back, the word "drama queen" would probably not be too far off the mark when describing me.
I believe a happy marriage is nothing less than a blessing from God, but it requires a lot of nurturing and the commitment to make it work...followed by a good sense of humor and the ability to forgive and forget past mistakes without dredging them up at a later date. Let it go and move on. I'm certainly no expert on marital advice, but this formula has worked pretty well for us for the last dozen years. That, and he's very easy to get along with. Takes a brave man to live with a ornery redhead. Seriously. We're just not wired like everyone else. Proceed with Caution.
Not sure where the time went with this young man, but I'm looking forward to the next 12 years (and more!) together. We were talking about our upcoming anniversary yesterday and I said to him (smiling), "Can you believe that I actually STILL like you after all these years?!"
|Honeymoon in the Bahamas|
We're just taking it easy today but I plan to surprise him tonight with his favorite meal; stuffed shells, salad and garlic bread. Next weekend he's taking ME out to the dinner of my choice.