Sunday, August 30, 2009

40 Years

40 years is a long time. I am so proud of my inlaws as they celebrate their 40th today. I've been thinking about the things that will bring Cory and me to the same milestone (by the grace of God). I have said it before, but I have the best husband in the world. These are the things that work for us:

1. Commitment. We both take our vows very seriously.

2. Respect. We recognize that each of us has different roles in the relationship and we are both appreciative of the work the other one does. And we tell each other that all the time.

3. Communication. Not only do we not go to bed angry, we usually talk through our issues in the evening. We frequently have to wait until the rugrats are in bed so that we can hear each other, but we're both good about talking. And listening.

I know we're a long way to our 40th anniversary, and I realize that life will be full of changes and challenges, but if we can keep those three up, we'll get there. I'm sure of it.

I wish the same happiness for each of you! Happy Monday!
(PS How cool is this photo!? As I dug through photos for the party, I came across this beauty. My new fave. I think it's groovy.)

4 comments:

elizabeth said...

That is a fantabulous photo.

Congratulations to your in-laws!

I don't feel all that old exactly, but somehow it feels like ages until the day when I can wish you and Cory the same. Please .. I might be in my 60s only. Not ages away at all. :)

habtamu said...

Your MIL is a hottie ;)

Those three elements of your relationship are amazing.

40 years is a well worked gift!

ethiopifinn said...

i keep doing that! Habtamu is NOT checking out cory's ma, that was me, not signed in yet. sorry!!!!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I'm getting a bang out of the 2nd comment!

Congratulations to your in-laws, what a great photo!