This wedded Wednesday has me thinking about anniversaries since the turning of the calendar to September puts me just a little over a month away from our 2 year wedding anniversary. I think about all the special moments we’ve had over the last 2 years and the trials we’ve endured and become stronger for. I think the world’s way of trying to maximize every minute of every day makes anniversaries that much more important we spend day in and day out racing through life and our anniversary is the one day where we can sit back and remember our wedding and all the wonderful things we love about one another.
Mr. A and I always feel that we’re at risk of squeezing the enjoyment out of the time we have together. We try to constantly remind ourselves that marriage doesn't operate on a 40-hour week; it's a daily, long-term, dawn-past-dusk partnership..
I often wonder what our marriage will look like on our 5,10,20 year anniversary and I try to imagine our long-term future together? Proverbs 24:3-4 says: "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."
We have started marking time more carefully, taking the opportunity to reminisce about the good gifts we've enjoyed as a couple. We are constantly reminding ourselves that the memories we treasure tomorrow will be the ones we create today.
Mr. A and I are traditionalist in that we are trying to follow the traditional list of anniversary gifts. Last year was paper and I got a new Bible, Jeremy got a blown up photograph of the night sky on our wedding day that says “I love you to the moon and back”. This year is cotton and I’m at a total loss as to what get him and I only have 1 month and 19 days to figure it out.
Do anniversaries make you think about your long term future and do you get the giddy joy I do thinking about the legacy you’ll leave behind of a marriage that stood the test of time and weathered the storms?