Well we made short work of that last night, didn't we?
After a lovely anniversary dinner where the girlie only acted up mildly (obviously no nap earlier in the day), we came home and celebrated with a bottle of bubbly while watching Man Vs. Wild with the boy.
It was lovely, really. Because it's what marriage is all about.
(That was then...)
As I managed a two week holiday this past month, I'm still trying to get through the dozen or so magazines that I purchased for my downtime. A very timely read for me yesterday was this article I found in Elle, "Till Whatever Do Us Part". I don't know if I was just totally primed for it (hello, anniversary) or if indeed it was one of the best articles about marriage that I had read in a while.
It got me thinking about why our marriage works. So here are 17 reasons why I think we're still going strong:
1/ He knows that my shopping addiction will never go away, and he'll even $upport it from time to time.
2/ He thinks I'm cute.
3/ We laugh about stupid things that no one else gets.
4/ We survived unexplained infertility and made a couple of miracles:
5/ He only borrows my make-up occasionally.
6/ He makes awesome Grey Goose martinis.
7/ We designed and did our own contracting for the following and our relationship remained intact:
8/ He helped me find a career and pushed me to re-charge it 12 years later.
9/ He held me up during the lowest point in my life ... and made me stronger.
10/ He encourages my writing on the blog even if it's taken over my life the odd time.
11/ We respect that we each have a life of our own. We support each others' "nights out" with the girls and boys.
12/ I think he's cute.
13/ The sex is still pretty good when we find the time for it. Still???? You bet, just don't tell the kids.
14/ I'm type A++++ and he's not.
15/ He knows me, he really knows me and still...
16/ He loves me and,
17/ I love him.
(This is now...)