I tell young couples that are getting married that the honeymoon never has to end. The truth is reality sets in and responsibility is a part of adult life, but the honeymoon – the feelings of love and passion grows with time.
I may not be a great gardener, but I know this much it takes work to make your garden bloom. It doesn’t just happen. You have to mow the lawn or you appear to live in a jungle. You do have to water your plants so that they can grow and not die. The result can be a thing of beauty.
How much more effort should you put into your marriage to make it bloom. I often talk about Tom on this blog and how much I love him. He’s a good man, a good father and a good friend and that’s just to me personally. He loves me and shows it by his actions (just this week he baked me a chocolate caramel cake for no particular reason at all, just because he loves me).
Marriage is both parties giving 100% or more of themselves. One thing I’ve found is that our children grow up and leave, as well as it should be. It’s important to spend time together especially as the children are growing up. I’m a firm believer on going on dates even if it’s on the couch watching a DVD after the kids are in bed. I’m so grateful our families were close by when my kids were younger – sleepovers at least once a month was not only great for them but for us.
This Saturday I celebrate love. I celebrate marrying my high school sweetheart and the love of my life. I celebrate being married to my best friend and my biggest supporter. I celebrate you Tom. I love you with my whole heart. Thank you for being there for me in good time and bad, in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer, until death do us part.
Know that I will remain –