Monday, December 12, 2011

Lucky 13

Around here,  we "Spoons" tend to celebrate things in clusters.  In August we have the Birthday Blitz, in which we celebrate the birthdays of David, Rachel, and Emily.    In December, we have the Birthday/Anniversary/Christmas Bonanza.  Last friday, we celebrated Megan's Birthday.  Today David and I celebrate 13 years of matrimony.

Superstition says 13 is an unlucky number, but I would have to disagree.  In fact, I consider myself extremely lucky to have been married to my best friend for the past 13 years.  I know that sounds terribly cliche and mushy (which DW hates), but it is the simple truth.  DW is my best friend.  He is the one I turn to for advice, comfort, laughter, and just plain old conversation.

There have been a few bumps in the road over the past thirteen years.  For example, we moved 3 times in 5 years.  We have lost loved ones.  With three kids, finances are never easy.  Of course, just the act of parenting creates stress and frustration.  But through everything, our marriage has always been strong.  Although we don't see eye-to-eye on everything, we don't fight.  We communicate and compromise.

When I was getting ready to write this, I looked up some quotes about marriage and found these two that, I think, pretty much summarize our relationship:

"Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you cannot live without."   - James C. Dobson 

"In a time when there is nothing more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare.  Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of the exchange have only been enhanced."   - Robert Sexton

DW - I love you!  We have had a wonderful thirteen years and I look forward to traveling through life with you for the next lucky thirteen and many more!!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love those quotes, and I think congratulations are in order!
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