My husband, Peter and I have been together for 23 years and we recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. It’s funny how I always quote how long we have been together as opposed to how long we have been married…I just did it again. I am extremely proud of reaching our 20 year anniversary as our marriage is the second for both of us. We each had children within our first marriages, Peter had 2 and I had 5 so much of our married life has been traversing the blending of everything.
Peter is definitely the more romantic partner in our relationship and everyday he makes me feel loved and cherished but together we aren’t very good at acknowledging our anniversaries and some years the day has passed without either of us remembering. Even if we do remember we are not in the habit of gift giving or dining out.
This year was different for a start we both remembered….hooray. “I have a surprise for you”, “an anniversary gift to acknowledge 20 years of marriage”…….I couldn’t have been more delighted or excited by his choice, from behind his back he revealed ‘his’ and ‘hers’ matching plastic garden rakes, which he found at Bunnings for $8 each. I loved my gift and we laughed about simple treasures and simple pleasures.
Pete you are my everyday hero, thank you for your enduring love and support.