Happy 26th Wedding Anniversary, three Survival questions answered...
It’s our 26th Wedding Anniversary (we’re celebrating 29 years of togetherness) today and a little over a month one of our daughters walks down the aisle to join her fiancé in the same marital bliss/nuptials. Marriage is not for everyone. The idea of romance is fun, sexy, and mostly cliché, if you let it get to that point, but marriage is a whole NEW ballgame. I’m going to answer a few questions as to how Maria and I have made it this long without divorce, killing each other, or going insane, well, the insane part is questionable, ha, ha!
First, how did you make it this far? We communicate/communicated. Whenever there was a problem, whether the issue was a child problem, or something else, we discussed. We never made excuses; we spoke to one another at safe, uninterrupted, moments in time. The kids had to go to bed at some point, right?
Second, how did you ever make time for each other? We had a great support system which came in the form of my beautiful parents (and the kids had to go to bed at some point, right?). We got one weekend, which turned into a week, each year during our anniversary, that my parents would occupy our household and let us go be adults. It helped us recoup, reenforce the direction we were taking in our life, and get stronger. Everyone needs this!
Third, how did you survive raising that many kids and never get into disputes? We made an oath to one another, not only in sickness in health, but when we decided to have a family, we promised that we would always stay on the same page, and that no child that was a part of our family would ever sever or put a wedge in our marriage. Yes, we provided, loved, and supported our kids, but our marriage survived because we nurtured it like the healthy plant that it was and still is today.
That’s it, Happy Anniversary to Us and thanks to all of you who wished us a Happy Anniversary!
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Tim Eagle is an author of the novellas Stolen Seed and Krae, among other books. He lives full time, on the road, with his wife, Maria and their dog, Cocoa. He grew up in Michigan and is inspired by the dysfunction, insanity, and nepotism of rural America. His books are available on Amazon, godless and Kindle Unlimited. Thanks for reading, tune in next week for the next chapter...