We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary on he 15th of April. A day early due to Easter being the next day. We had a great day just us out and about. The kids are at the lovely age of where you can leave them for a few hours. We let the neighbor we like know.
It does not seem like 15 years ago I said I do. I did not only say it once. I said it twice. Crazy how that happened too. I have been trying to reach the man who did our wedding ceremony to get a copy of the vows we said. It has been a futile attempt. I am going to write his law firm and see if that helps. Our vows are on a video cassette tape. We do not own a vcr. I really should have it sent off to be put on dvd. I bought a shadow box. I want to put our vows on one side and The song I had written for Paul on the other. I will do a wedding photo and a anniversary photo.
We have looked back and laughed at those who said we wouldn’t last past 1 year. We did a time line of memories and we have packed it full.
Here is what the mini reel looks like
* Traveled to 28 states
*Traveled to 19 countries
*Two Children Living and 1 who passed away
*Each lost parents
*Bought a home
*Gained Chickens, Horse, Goats and dogs
*Lived the Army Life
We could not be happier. We both have jobs we love. Our new state has made us feel like we are at home. We have agreed to continue this journey together. We are looking to do a huge vow renewal in the next few years. I cannot wait for it. Life has thrown us some curve balls but we are as solid as ever. We have always lived by the advice my grandparents gave us.
- Never go to bed angry. You don’t have to like each other. You have to always love each other. There for you go to bed and say goodnight and I love you.
- You keep true to your marriage. You don’t run when it gets hard. That is where you have to come together and find the way to make it work hard.
We fight but we always forgive. We love deeply. Both of us are from broken marriages. We loved our step parents. That motivated us. We saw how happy our parents were the 2nd time around. We wanted to keep that the 1st time around. Our life isn’t a fairy tale but we are pretty close to it. I could not imagine walking this life without having Paul by my side. The thought scares me.