Sunday, July 27, 2008

seven year itch?

Is there such a thing as a seven year itch in marriage? Well, not in my case! Four score and seven years ago...I married my wonderful husband Todd. (Could I use any more puns?) It has been an interesting ride to say the least. Our marriage precipitated the biggest "step outside my comfort zone" that I had or have ever taken and that was to move outside of the only area I had lived in for about 20 years. I will be honest and tell you all that I wasn't a very good wife for the first year or year and a half as I did not like the little town that we lived in. A half hour to Walmart? What? No national chain sit down restaurants? What? At the time only one dinky movie theater (as a matter of fact I remember laughing out loud (literally) when I went into it for the first time. we still don't like to go to that one). I made life quite uncomfortable for poor Todd for some time. Thankfully, I met some wonderful women and began to form some friendships and that, I believe, was the beginning of when I decided it might be okay to live here.

Although we have our ups and downs (what marriage doesn't) I believe God gave me the exact man that I need, exactly when I needed him. Todd is strong but gooey when I need him to be. He is loving but knows when to let it be. He is the hardest working man that I have ever met but will take time off when it is needed. He likes to hang out with his family and not just with his friends. The best part? He more than puts up with my stamping addiction!!! Woohoo!

We have a sign in our dining area that says "True Love Is Friendship On Fire." I believe that to be true. If you don't have a basis of friendship with common interests there isn't much to stand on when the kids aren't around.

Curious what the cards says inside? I'd like to share with you (and so you know...this sentiment came with the stamp set)...

When I think about
how you love me,
I remember how you care
for me when I'm sick
how you cheer me when I'm down,
how you celebrate with me
when life's good.
I am so lucky.

We've been through all of those things and Todd has always been there... so with that...

Happy Anniversary, Honey! I love you with all my heart!

14 comments that make my day!:

Kimmie0270 said...

Happy Anniversary! My 3rd Anniversary is Thursday!

pescbrico said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Can you beleive that this year we BOTH forget our own anniversary?!?! We were a bit traumatised when we realised it! LOL
Have a great special day!

Lori Barnett said...

What a cute story Lorie! Happy Anniversary :) huggs xxx

p.s. Michaela went swimming in a REAL pond yesterday at a picnic we went up at some neighbors. Kids having fun in a pond catching frogs and playing on tree swings....it was priceless!! Nothing like that back home in Arizona!

Dani said...

Awwww, Happy Anniversary you two!
Have a wonderful day!

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the card and love the saying you have in your dinning area!
Hope you have a wonderful day together!

Courtney said...

Happy anniversary! I hope you two enjoyed Outback!

Hmmm... LOVE that stamp set!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Yeah, I don't think I could handle moving across the country. I've already told D that I'll move to any state that touches Wisconsin, plus Indiana. That's my middle ground. ;o)

Happy Anniversary though! It's amazing how quickly the time passes, isn't it?

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Lorie! Happy Anniversary to you and Todd!!!
Wishing a lifetime together!!!!

Anita Mattox said...

Happy Anniversary to you, too! Ours was Sunday, also; 28 years!!!
We had a wonderful weekend!
Anita

Bev said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Congrats on 7 years! Before you know it, it will be 40!!

We're at 18 (last month) and it doesn't seem that long! *LOL*!

And your sign in your home really is right. I love it! What a true statement.

Hope you have a great week!
Bev

Maria Gurnsey said...

happy anniversary. this card is great. i love the simplicity of the embossed oval with that adorable image!!!!

Bountiful Gifts said...

What a beautiful card and sentiment!

Congratulations to you and your DH on 7 years! We just celebrated 15 and it just keeps getting better! Enjoy the adventures!!

Blessings and Hugs
Lori Olive
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Keri Lee Sereika said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love the "true love" Quote!!!

Quilt Nut said...

happy belated Lorie. love the card