Friday, July 9, 2010

Five Years and Counting...

Today my husband and I have been married for five years.  Five of the best years of my life! Here are five things I have learned from my husband:
  1. An appreciation for Lord of the Rings and the X- Men trilogies.  Having read the book and the comics, Eric happily fills me on the details while we watch these movies.
  2. Good beer can be made in a plastic container in your basement (much to my surprise!) Eric loves his Mr. Beer making kits and has made some really good brews- and some not so good ones.
  3. Find joy in all things and if it's not there, make it! - from the everyday circumstances to making time to be silly,  my husband has brought me so much joy and taught me how to do the same. 
  4. A good marriage is not something that simply is (or is not)- you have to work at it every day.  Eric works very hard on being the husband I need him to be and I try to do the same for him.
  5. The best things in life are not only free, but freely given in abundance.  Eric has taught me about about God's love and how to be a generous lover by his own example. 
I thank God for my spouse and I am looking forward to the next five years (and 40 years after that) because I know they just keep getting better!

    10 comments:

    Christina said...

    Happy Anniversary!! Also very cute picture :)

    Allison said...

    Happy Anniversary, hon! :)

    James said...

    Happy Anniversary to you both, what a example for all to see. just simply Love, Love, love is all you see. 5 years wow!
    Blessings be upon you today, celebrate the little things, they become the big things too soon.
    Mom

    Allison said...

    What a lovely photo of you two!
    Happy Day.

    Greg and I renewed our vows at our five-year anniversary. I told him "You didn't seem nervous." "Well," he said, "This time I knew what I was getting into!"

    Blessings to your family,
    Allison

    Karen said...

    Happy Anniversary!! My husband also taught me an appreciation for LOTR. I watched them all for the first time right after we started dating, and we are currently reading the books. It helps to have someone to fill in the details!

    Jamie Jo said...

    Happy Anniversary and God bless you both abundantly today!!!!

    Had to laugh at the Lord of the Rings thing, if not for my hubby I would not be into Star Wars....like him and my son!! (and the girls!)

    Julie Cragon said...

    Happy Anniversary you two! And many more.

    Jeno said...

    Have a Blessed Anniversay!!!

    Sarah Harkins said...

    Thank you, everyone!

    Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

    Congrats! How cute is your tummy?