Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thirty-Five Years

It's still summer, right?  I mean, it IS still November, which is just after Octember.  Yes?

Summer held a remarkable anniversary.  We've survived 35 years together!  Whew!  (Oops!  Did I say survived?)  Getting married at 18 so many people said we would never make it.

I think at times we made it because we are both stubborn and just wanted to prove all the haters wrong--so we stuck through the hard times which meant we were still together to celebrate all the good times--and they far outnumbered the bad.

We started having kids a year later, and in some ways we were babies raising babies, but we grew up together.

Through it all, I'm thankful we've had each other.

For our 35th we went on a new adventure!  Our kids were entertained at Auntie Amber's Summer Camp and we were entertained by Carnival Cruise!  I've always though it would be fun, Hubby wasn't so sure, but we both had a BLAST!  It was like one big party on the ship, with food and entertainment galore, and stops in Cozumel and Progreso.  We met so many wonderful people and enjoyed the beaches, Mayan ruins, and just spending time together.

I highly recommend a cruise!  We want to take the whole family someday.

My best advice to newlyweds is to take the finger that is pointing at your spouse, and point it right back at yourself. Try though we might, there is only so much we can do to change someone else, but we can change ourselves.  Compromise, communicate, and do little things to show your love.

Here's to another 35 years!

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

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