It’s Been 21 Years!
It is safe to say that my husband and I are now officially adults in our relationship. We are celebrating 21 years together this Valentine’s Day.
We are that couple that still celebrates Valentine’s Day, but with good reason. On Valentine’s Day back in 1999 he asked me to be his girl. Both young, unsure, hurt kids, not sure where the future will take us but in that moment we felt safe and happy together with one another.
Honestly some people say they knew they were going to marry a person the moment they met, but for me it wasn’t like that. We both just walked away from serious relationships and I was on my way to Germany for a year, so no I didn’t for a moment think I was going to marry this boy, but on that perfect day on the beach it felt right to say yes and to just live in the moment. We were both so young.
Fast Forward Twenty One Years Later
Here we are, twenty one years, four children, loads of grey hair and a bunch of good and bad stories to tell later. It hasn’t always been easy, but it hasn’t always been hard.
There’s been times where he was my only rock and there’s been times where he just didn’t understand at all. We both look back and can’t believe it’s been so long, it literally feels like yesterday. Rivers of time has gone by, yet here we still are. Together. Through all the hard times, through all the good times, the highs and the lows.
Do we have a secret?
Well yes of cause we do. I give all the glory to God for this relationship. We have become one in Christ and for this I will always be thankful. God has been our glue, and if it wasn’t for Him, I’m not sure if we would have been where we are today.
So yes we are that old couple (that’s actually still young) who still celebrates Valentine’s Day because it’s our special day when we decided to commit ourselves to one another for the very first time so many moons ago. We did it again when we got married in 2003 and again when we renewed our wedding vows in 2013 ten years later. We plan to do the same in 2023 when we are married for twenty years.
Love kept between husband and wife is a celebration. It has to be. It’s hard work. It’s a never ending job. It’s an everlasting mission to keep that spark and feeling going because we are always changing and growing. We have to continue to adapt and grow together as we face our own personal changes in life. No one ever said it is easy, but celebrating the milestones together and appreciating how far you have come is rewarding.
My Piece Of Advice
Never give up. Always keep going and make God the centre of your relationship. No matter how hard it is, it’s okay. There will always be a time where it gets a little easier. A time where life goes a little slower. Hang in there. It’s absolutely worth it.
Happy Valentines Day to all my followers. I hope you experience love today and feel the love of our Heavenly Father wrapped around you.