Yesterday, the 22nd of October was my wedding anniversary! My husband and I have been together for 17 years in total- 5 pre-marriage, 12 married. All have been wonderful.
I had just finished writing a very long post about our time together but when I hit Save and continue editing my screen went blank and my post disappeared. I’m upset about this because it was a very long post and I’d put my heart into it. This is the second time this month that wordpress has caused me to lose a post. Grrr
So this post is going to be shorter!
In our time together Chris and I have been through a lot! Unemployment- one at a time and both at the same time, which of course meant major financial problems, we’ve each taken a turn going back to school – College or University in order to study for a new career, four miscarriages and serious illnesses for both of us, the major purchase of our house quickly followed by 9/11 and my husband being permanently laid off work on the same day, the death of my father, and then the death of my mother, followed one year later by my sister going into a coma after a mistake occurred during a surgery she’d had, and now my ongoing illness (Crohns) and inability to work.
Through the stress of all those bad things happening we’ve managed to stay together, build on our relationship and grow even stronger. I know many couples who’ve gone through only a couple of the types of things I’ve mentioned above that couldn’t hold their marriages together after those things occurred.
I credit the fact that Chris is not only my husband but my best friend, and my being his best friend as well for the strength of our marriage.
Even through all of the bad times we’ve gone through there has always been love and laughter almost every day. I love him with my whole heart and I know, when he looks at me in that special way of his that I am his world.
To twelve very happy yet very eventful years of marriage and many many more. I’m certain we are in this for the long haul.
It’s Click & Comment Monday! You guys know the drill by now don’t you? I don’t have a renter so visit someone in my Links (left column- extra helpings) and leave them a comment, then visit a blogger that’s linked to there site and so on. Please visit at least five different blogs in this manner.
Have a great Monday everyone!