Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saturdays In Indy: 28th Wedding Anniversary

Welcome to another edition of
Saturdays In Indy

This is a very special Saturday. Twenty-eight years ago today, I married my best friend. He's that hot guy over there on the left, in case you were wondering. He's still my best friend, and I hope we're blessed with at least the same number of years together from this day forward.

Marriage isn't easy. The people who tell you that it is are lying, or they're the kind of folks who toss away relationships as easily as they change socks. If David or I had called it quits the second things got complicated, we wouldn't have lasted two years. Life isn't easy. Sharing it with another person makes it even more challenging. But it also gives you someone to help shoulder the burdens, and to share the good with.

Marriage is a partnership, not a state in which the needs of one half of the couple must constantly be met, while the needs of the other half can be brushed aside or ignored. Both people must be willing to put their own needs second at any time, but this has to be equally shared. Your lives must be equally shared, and they must be equally as important.

And of course, both people must be committed to making it work from the start. At the core of it, there has to be love. It takes work to keep that love alive during rough times. It takes the desire to stay with that person, and it takes a lot of soul searching sometimes to remember why you fell in love in the first place.

I still love David as much as I did before we were married. More, even, because I know him so much better now and we've gone through so many things together. Instead of pulling us apart, those rough patches have strengthened our commitment and our love.

So, Happy Anniversary, David!!

Until next week ... enjoy your Saturday!

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