December 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary Baby!



Today is my 19th wedding anniversary.   Four days after Christmas as newlyweds, we headed into a snow-caked day to start our adventure together.

In light of our nineteen years, here's nineteen observations I've made about marriage:
  1. Loving another person can draw out the best in you.
  2. It can also reveal the worst.
  3. It's nice to be loved in the middle of both.
  4. It's miraculous how two normal people can breed three geniuses.
  5. He will surprise you.
  6. It's doubtful you listened when they said marriage would be work.
  7. Now you know they were right.
  8. It's best to quickly admit your wrongs.
  9. And to be even quicker to forgive.
  10. Even after nineteen years, his smile can give you tingles.
  11. Say "I love you" everyday.
  12. Do the unexpected; it's fun to throw him off.
  13. Your parenting styles will be the opposite of each other.
  14. You'll learn to compromise.
  15. Compromise is harder than Sesame Street makes it seem.
  16. You'll laugh until you can't breath.
  17. You'll break each other's hearts.
  18. You'll work it out.
  19. And love each other deeper than you did in the beginning.

Once again, we celebrate by heading out into a snow-caked day.

13 comments :

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! That's so amazing. We had our one-year anniversary a couple of months ago, and I love hearing stories from those who have been together for many years! It makes me excited for what's to come!

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  2. Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL post :) Congratulations on 19 years, so exciting!

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  3. Happy 19th, Catherine! I hope it's wonderful.

    My favorite line: "Compromise is harder than Sesame Street makes it seem." So true! :)

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  4. So beautiful Catherine. Happy 19th Anniversary! I think my favorite is "Compromise is harder than Sesame Street makes it seem." For me, 10 down and counting.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  6. Happy anniversary to you both! Very nice reflections. Congratulations on your guys' success.

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  7. Catherine, I'm so pleased I stumbled onto your blog! Happy Anniversary, nineteen years is a glorious accomplishment! My husband and are learned this year especially to laugh until you cry- it really helps!

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  8. Congratulations! What a wonderful tribute to your years together, I enjoyed it. We will be celebrating 32 years next Feb!! Sounds so shocking to me! Love him more now than I did back then!

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  9. OH MY GOODNESS! THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL! IT IS ALL SO TRUE AND I LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT THE COMPROMISE ONE AS WELL. BOTH MAKE YOU LAUGH AND CRY, HIS SMILE STILL SEND TINGLES. LOVE YOU GUYS AND CONGRATULATIONS! NOT SURE WHY I ENDED UP WITH ALL CAPS. LOL

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  10. Happy Anniversary Catherine! What a beautiful accomplishment.

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