Sunday, July 15, 2012

Anniversary Gifts

Today is my husband and my 12th anniversary. In preparing for our special day, I did a little research in what the typical gifts for the 12th anniversary are...


Linen:

True love is spending one day getting married... and the rest of your life feeling glad you did.
Pearl:

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person”
Jade:

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
Opal:

“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”
Silk for her:

"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years".
Silk for him:

"For you wake one day, look around and say, somebody wonderful married me".
Silk for both:

"One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world".
Trip Idea:

"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret".
Flower Idea:

"The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal".

Having a successful marriage, especially when you have children with special needs is not easy. What makes our situation significantly more difficult is that my husband travels frequently for work, leaving me as the one doing all the parenting while he is out of town. I'm very lucky that we are different enough that we somehow manage to balance each other out.

2 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! So Sweet and happy for you guys! I am your newest follower via Mom's Monday Mingle. Hope you can visit me too.

    xoxo

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  2. Hi, coming over via the Monday Mingle bloghop! Congratulations on your wonderful 12 years!!

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