Well, I may be a couple days late, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to mention the fact that Carl and I celebrated 6 years of marriage on Sunday!
Photo credit: Charlene Stam Photography
Caught up amidst Gemma’s birthday and Mother’s Day, our anniversary is always the milestone that gets a quick mention and very little attention. Really, when you’re in it ’til death do you part, I don’t think it’s necessary to get all emotional about every year in terms of spending a lot of money or doing something extravagant, but it is important to spend time every now and then remembering why you got married and why that person is still the most special person in your life no matter how much life has changed since the day you said “I do”.
So why I am so blessed and thankful to call this man my husband?
He’s ultra-athletic and motivates me to stay active and healthy. (#13, if you’re wondering :))
He thinks I’m pretty even when things like this happen in the wee hours of the morning:
He knows what to do with a baby.
He knows what to do with more than one baby.
He conquers elephants like it’s no big deal.
And of course, some things never change…he’s still the same great kisser I married :)
While he’s not much of a fan of answering the query every man loves, “Why do you love me?”, I know he loves me as much as I love him, for just as many random reasons. I know it from his support of my spur of the moment decisions on everything from going back to school to going back to work, from his honest belief that I look better without makeup, in a baggy T-shirt and yoga pants, from his coming home for dinner every night even when he has to rush back off to work, from his taking the kids out when he can tell I really need a nap, and the million other things he does for me.
As Marilyn Monroe said of her husband, “He wouldn’t have married me if I’d been nothing but a dumb blonde”.
Beautiful words, Anna and I love the pictures along with them. I adore my man much the same way. I wouldn’t have believed 15 years ago that I would love him even more now, and yet I do. Happy Anniversary and wishes for many many more wonderful years!
This is such a sweet post. Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our 6th year last January and it was not grand, but as you said it is nice to remember what made you walk down the aisle and said “I do”. Your pictures show how much the 6 years passed by so swiftly…Time flies indeed so fast when you are having fun. Cheers to more happy years ahead, Anna!
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love says
So sweet! Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations! You two are so cute together. :)
Kathleen Richardson says
Anna, your photos and words are beautiful and inspiring. I wish you 6×6 more years together, and then some. Especially love the pic of you two kissing at the shore. Keep writing…
Aw, thanks so much Kathleen!
Congratulations to a beautiful couple!
Congratulations! :) Love to you both!
Congrats, you two!
Very sweet :) May God grant you many more years together in health and happiness. Love to you all. :)
Congratulations on your 6th wedding anniversary! I like that you did take some time to reflect on all the highlights of your time together in this post. We all need to do more of that these days. May your partnership continue to be a wonderful journey!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I was just thinking the other day that it must be your anniversary…. I remember all the milestones that are wrapped nicely around it! 3 birthdays in the family… mothers day…. and then your anniversary! God is so good isn’t He!!!! We pray that He will grant you MANY more GREAT years together!!!