Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Today is Robert and I's anniversary. Of course I would love to be getting ready to go on a big date night (no kids) to a nice restaurant with maybe a movie afterwards... but that will have to wait to next week. :)

Words simply cannot explain how much I love this man. I didn't know what our future would hold when I married him 5 years ago. I just knew that I didn't want spend the rest of my life without him. We have had to make some hard decisions here lately. I don't want to live without him, but we knew that we needed to get prepared for life after the Marine Corps.

When researching to find that perfect gift, I looked under the 5-year theme-- wood. For the life of me, I could not think of anything "wood" to give him. But it did get me to thinking... when I think of wood I think of something strong and something that can withstand anything. That is the way I think of our relationship. We have been through so much in the past 5 years. But I know how strong we are as a couple and know that we can get through anything that comes our way. Today's marriages are a lot like today's furniture-- not built well at all. They are made out of cheap material to basically get a person by for a few years. They know when they go to the store they don't want to give a lot towards the furniture knowing that they will eventually want something new later on. I hate that marriage isn't what it used to be. I believe in the values. I believe in the sanctity. When I married Robert, I knew there was no "Plan B". I knew what forever meant and knew that I would be with him for the rest of my life. God knew that we both needed each other. I needed him. He needed me.

We are not perfect. We do not have a perfect marriage. But he loves me and the boys more than anything in this world and that is all I need to know. :)

Happy 5th Anniversary Robert! I love you more and more each day.

{June 10, 2006}


1 comment:

  1. SO darling!!! huge congratulations to you all!
    PS Robert was one of the few guys in my class I actually liked visiting with as a majority of them were idiots!!!