16 years

Friday, December 2, 2011

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Today is our 16th wedding anniversary.  As I have learned from being married and from being a marriage counselor/coach, there is no such thing as a perfect marriage.  But I can say that Dave is truly the perfect match for me.  Yes, we argue sometimes and yes, we get on each other's nerves sometimes but there is no one else in the world I would rather walk through life with.  Dave is an incredible husband.  We have this great system of teamwork.  We both know what the other is good at and we don't seem to jockey for power.

Love is work.  I have blogged about that before.  Love is not just a feeling.  It is an action. Too many people give up when the feelings go away and that makes me so sad. Dave and I decide to love each other every day.  Some days we decide better than other days but we keep on going. We keep on trying. And I can honestly say that although life has thrown us some tough curve balls, it has been pretty easy to decide to love this man everyday. I hope it always is. He is as good as it gets.

Dave often teases me that I see things through rose colored glasses and maybe I do.  But I also think that focusing on the good in your marriage and the good in your life and being truly grateful really helps too. I am SO grateful for my life and my family.  In fact, sometimes I feel overwhelmed with gratitude.

Happy Anniversary Dave.  You make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!!!

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To see photos of our wedding day click here.

30 comments:

  1. Happy 16 years.... you are very blessed..
    Love ya

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  2. Happy Anniversary my friend!!!!! You are beautiful...inside and out. Yes, you are right about marriage. We have been married 29 1/2 years and you must decide each day to love each other, I'm so thankful you share your lives with other married couples and set such a wonderful example:)

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  3. Happy anniversary! Cute pics! :)

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  4. ya'll are indeed the cutest!!
    i have so much respect for you my friend & think you do an excellent job of modeling love and loyalty to your peanuts

    congratulations!

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  5. Happy 16th Anniversary....you are so right..marriage is hard work but we choose to love each other and work hard at it every day. In May, Scott and I will celebrate 19 years of marriage...wow. Have a wonderful day and the love you and Dave share is very evident in your pictures and posts...such a beautiful family you are:)
    Janice

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  6. Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite couples:)

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  7. I so agree with your post, love is a decision & takes work, but it is so worth it! I love how you build up your husband here on your blog <3
    Happy Anniversary!!

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  8. Happy Anniversary!

    Rose colored glasses, are there any other kind? I have those exact same ones

    Love those colors on you!

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  9. Best Wishes on your anniversary day! What a lovely couple you are - it is reflected in your wonderful children.

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  10. Happy, Happy Anniversary! You're just as beautiful today as you were the day you got married. The love you have for each other just radiates from you both! :)

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  11. That is so sweet, and such a blessing. Happy sixteen years to you guys, and many more!

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  12. You seem perfect for each other!! And you're adorable too!! :)
    Happy Anniversary!!

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  13. Happy (SWEET 16th) Anniversary!!! Marriage is work, and my husband and I have been hard at work for 25years with no RETIREMENT in the near future! :)

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  14. You are a truly beautiful couple! We celebrated our 26th anniversary on Wed...couldn't believe it! How time flies..it is work but in the end love and commitment prevail. Congrats wishing you many more happy years of a beautiful life together:)

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  15. PS I used to have the nickname "Rosie" for how much I saw (and still do) everything through rose colored glasses...

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  16. Happy Anniversary! What a stunning couple you are... then and now :)

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  17. Happy anniversary to one of my favorite couples in the Land of Blog! You two rock marriage and I agree with every word in this post! Married life is the best and especially when you have the perfect partner!

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  18. Happy Anniversary!!! Love you both!

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  19. So well said Kim! A beautiful couple and such a role model for our fickle generation..I am so glad i know you even if it is only in cyber space...and why have I not noticed that your anniversary is Bailey's birthday after 4 whole years of following your blog!?>! Keep up the great work, I mean life!! haha

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  20. Happy Happy Anniversary!



    Blessings,
    Robin

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  21. Happy Anniversary!! You are so right, there is no such thing as a perfect marriage because, well, people are not perfect. And teamwork makes all the difference. You two are an adorable couple.

    Gin =)

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  22. Yes, marriage is work and deciding to love one another is essential. Happy, happy anniversary. It's a wonderful thing to get through another year and still be able to say "I love you..". How 'bout telling us how/where you met and fell in love?

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  23. Felicidades!!!!! Congrats!!! nice post, love your words!!! all the best!!!!!!

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  24. happy anniversary!!

    your words ring so true...so glad you've got each other!!

    hugs-
    carolyn

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  25. Happy Anniversary! I wish for you many, many more....

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  26. You're as classy and beautiful now, as you were back then! You both are!!

    Happy "Sweet 16" and God bless!! <><

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  27. You guys are so cute! I love how in love you still are after 16 years.. because we all know that is not the norm right now in our world. So encouraging for me being newly engaged to see this!

    xoxo.

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