My husband and I recently celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary over the weekend. I actually stopped him in his tracks and said, “Look.” We stopped and looked at our older daughter dancing in my room. My 1 year old was grabbing my legs and making sweet baby noises. My oldest son was getting ready for flag football. My husband and I were standing next to each other, still loving one another but still in awe of what we have created together over the years. We were in a happy place and still ready to face the world as a team.
Though out August and September my Facebook timeline is filled with birthdays and anniversaries. It’s overwhelming but it’s also refreshing to see so many people in love and sharing it with the world. For me, it’s a blessing and a milestone to make it to another anniversary every year and still be happy with your marriage.
Married for many years doesn’t always equate to happily married. After 11 years of being married, my husband still makes it his business to make sure I am happy and smiling. I love him for that.
Has every year been a piece of cake? Absolutely not! We just keep pressing.
I have learned over the years, that what works in my marriage won’t work in Mr. & Mrs. ABC. I wanted to share 11 things that make our marriage work.
We still play games alot. We enjoy spending time together whether it's playing scrabble (which he has yet to beat me) or checkers (a game that he always beats me at!). Somehow that has trickled down to our children, because when it's downtime around our home - we will play a game! I turn everything into a competition, because I love to WIN or just play. My husband is used to this, so he expects me to say, "I can do it better!" or "Let's see who gets it done first!" And so the games begin. He gives his all and so do I, which always pushes me to do my best.