Today marks the day… 25 years of wedded bliss… and successful challenges overcome! It seems like a lifetime ago, that I walked down that aisle proudly taking my husband’s name. Young, sweet and innocent… yet full of hopes and dreams. Similarly, it seems like only yesterday.
Reflecting on the last 25 years, I surely would not change a thing. I met the man of my dreams, far from perfect, but perfect for me. We fit like hand-in-glove. I am so grateful to have my husband as my best friend. He has been my support, my rock and encouraged me throughout our married life. We raised 2 wonderful sons now pursuing their own successes in life.
Remember that feeling of a new love… the excitement in a relationship, the unpredictability and exploring new emotions in unchartered territory. Those feelings developed and togetherness just felt right. 25 years on… through the raising of a family and business ventures… those feelings still reside.
That love becomes comfortable and secure. Sometimes we do not appreciate what we have and who we have in our life every day. We must stop… think and feel. That love that surrounds us and is enduring, but still needs nurturing and protecting. The small things really matter.
Life throws us challenges and obstacles in our path. It is how we handle these situations, that will make or break us. We can only control what we do, think and say. We cannot control those thoughts and feelings of our partner, nor should we want to. Tolerance, patience and understanding is a big part of the balancing act.
Thankfully, our marriage has survived 25 years, mainly due to mutual support, passion, friendship, respect, communication and encouragement of each other. Life has not always been a bed of roses, however, it is with inner strength, faith in our marriage and commitment that we can celebrate today.
I am so grateful for my husband… for the support he has given me in the good times and the encouragement through the bad times. I love him for all that he is and all that he brings to my life. I believe that he has helped shape me into the strong, determined and motivated woman that I am today.
Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband Peter and thank you for 25 beautiful years and making life so interesting.
Now all I want to do in my life… is to help others… feel contentment, speak freely and love who they are and what their purpose is in life.
Take care, Karen.
“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love,
trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year.”
~ Paul Sweeney.