Monday, August 23, 2010

13 Years And 20 Lbs Ago...

I was recently watching a videotape of my wedding from 13 years ago. It's been awhile since I watched it and I had forgotten that the priest had referred to marriage as a stew.

Well, the first 5 years of my marriage was a very bad stew. An awful, yucky, send it back to the kitchen, check please! kind of stew.

But then around the 5th or 6th year things began to turn around. I had quit my job so I could focus on raising kids and that helped tremendously in reducing the stress and resentment that I had felt. Plus, my husband was slowly returning to his pre-military self. (I'm not knocking the military--it's been very good to us--but basic training can really do a number on someone's personality.)

So now we're living and enjoying life together the way we should've been 13 years ago. I think we finally have a marriage that's comparable to a warm, rich, flavorful, hearty, healthy and satisfying stew.

Happy Anniversary, WD!

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  1. Happy Anniversary! It's so wonderful that your marriage turned back around into happiness!

  2. Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you are where you are and that you're happy. What a blessing. :)

  3. Hope you had a great anniversary! Congrats on your stew! That's a good way to put it.

  4. Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy many more!!

  5. I'm late.....Did you get that ring I mentioned to him a while back?

  6. Happy Anniversary! We celebrated 13 years, too!


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