Friday, July 15, 2011

17 Years of Bliss

Tomorrow Sun Kissed Husband and I will be celebrating 17 years of blissful marriage. Ok, maybe not all 17 years have been blissful all of the time. The truth is that a good marriage takes hard work. Relationships in general take work. Marriages, specially, require love, patience (sometimes lots of it), communication, and a dose of sense of humor helps. 

There will be days that one partner will need to put in 110% while the other is having a hard day and vice versa. As long as both partners put in a balanced amount of effort in the over all picture, then things tend to work.

Between Sun Kissed Husband and I, things tend to be effortless in the sense that we know and read each other so well. After 17 years, we've learned to pick our battles, know when to back down, and talk about whatever is bothering us. 

Many years ago, our marriage had it's rough patch but we worked through it and we have a stronger marriage because of it. Communication was key and, in my opinion, it's one of the most important things in a relationship. If you're able to express your thoughts and emotions, about the good and the bad, at least there won't be any guessing as to what's on each other's mind.

I am blessed to be married to my best friend, the one I laugh with, dream with, love.


I thank God we were able to overcome our problem because, simply put, he makes my life happier.  When it comes down to it, I just enjoy being in his space.
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

congrats! i wish you many many more years of bliss and good communication!

Melissa Spitler said...

Congratulations!!! Here is to another 17+++ years!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Congrats you two! Give and take, that's what it's all about. You guys looks so great together! Love that yellow blouse :)

Ashley Sisk said...

YAY Happy Anniversary!

gina3 said...

Congratulations and have a happy celebration! This was a beautifully written and sweet tribute to your marriage. My husband and I have so much fun just hanging out together after almost 24 years of marriage. I think that sense of humor and communication are the key just like you said. Great pictures of you both!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Happy Anniversary!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Congrats!!! You are so right...a sense a humor goes a long way...that said after almost 25 years of marriage!

Tara said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Happy Anniversary!! This was such a great post and I know your sweet words really blessed your husband!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to many, many more years together. :)

Holly said...

Love seeing the pictures of you. Many blessings....