The Secret is Dedication 

 

On this day 9 years ago my Mr. and I received the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony! We said our vows standing up at the alter in front of our family and friends, and most importantly God. 
We have been surrounded our entire lives by our grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. that have shown us by example what it looks like, and sounds like, and what it means to have a lasting marriage. We have learned by watching our family that a marriage takes DEDICATION. In my opinion, that’s the “secret” behind a lasting and healthy marriage. I wouldn’t say a “good” marriage, because every marriage will go through its share of peaks and valleys.

Dedication to keep my vows, dedication to keep my commitment, dedication to keep growing, dedication to have patience when needed, dedication to have trust, dedication to communicate openly and honestly, dedication to support each other in all that we do, dedication to stay the best of friends, dedication to work at loving one another unconditionally, and dedication to keep God at the forefront of our marriage; that’s what has kept our marriage going for 9 years.

Just like anything else in life, it takes hard work to keep a lasting & happy marriage. Nothing worth having/doing comes easy. I am beyond grateful that I have a husband who is willing to work hard and stay dedicated to US, our marriage, our journey in life, our ups and our downs. Both people {in any relationship} share an equal part at balancing the load it takes to make it all worth it!

These past 9 years have been nothing but amazing, and as each day goes by I love my Mr. more and more. I can’t wait to see what God has already planned for us in this life!

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My Birthday & Anniversary Month! 

 My wish list 😉

July is my favorite month of the year! As you can tell by the title of my post…it’s my birthday AND anniversary month! This year my Mr. & I will be celebrating 9 years of marital bliss. We are still very much in love and our friendship continues to grow stronger as each day passes.  

A fun fact about me; I don’t like odd numbers unless it’s the numbers 5 or 7. I think of the number 5 as an even number, because you can count by 5’s like you do with even numbers. I know, weird and so very teacher-like. What can I say, I’m a 1st grade teacher 😊.  The number 7 we all know is “lucky.” 🍀 

Anyhow, my reason for telling you that fun fact is because this year I will be turning 35. I know a woman should never tell their age, but I’m not ashamed of my age. In fact, I am grateful for how many years God has blessed me with to live on His earthly home. Too many people don’t get the chance to live this long and I give thanks for each day I get to wake up and create more memories with my family & friends. Every day is a gift! 

Speaking of gifts, my Mr. asks me on every special occasion we celebrate, what I want. My wish list varies each year/occasion. This year, I’d love to receive any of the above pictured goodies!  

Oakley Sunglasses Kate Spade watch | Akoya Pearl Necklace | Kate Spade Tote | Vince Camuto Bella perfume |  Gold MacBook