I was driving with a girlfriend a while back and she was kindly holding my phone up so I could hear the directions from the GPS. Midway through our route, my phone beeped to signal that an incoming text had been received. A preview of the text then popped up at the top of the screen, causing my friend to gasp in surprise.
“Is it your anniversary?!” she exclaimed.
“D just texted that he misses you!”
She held up the phone for me to see and, sure enough, there was a short text from my Honey (that’s actually the name I have for him in my phone, LOL) that read “Miss you!” with a couple of kissy face emoticons next to it.
Nope, it wasn’t our anniversary that day, but it is TODAY! And I am soooo thankful to be celebrating 15 years with hubby today!
I almost feel like we should receive an award of some kind for all our effort (’cause according to hubby, 15 years of marriage has felt like a loooong time, haha), but the best reward we have is the blessing of waking up and being able to “do life” together these past 5,475 days. And looking back, I know we couldn’t have gotten here without the help and support of:
Our friends, especially in the early years when we were navigating through the ups and downs of a new relationship.
Our Pastor P. and his wife, M., who counseled us in the early stages and helped us tie the knot.
Our families, who have been especially helpful in offering to babysit the munchkins so we can go on dates and have grown-up time.
Our kids, who always seem to squirm in between us when we’re sitting next to each other on the couch, but who unite us as partners in parenting.
Our cell phones that make it possible for us to communicate throughout the day and send one another mushy texts like the one referenced above. 😉
Our church, for reminding us of what’s important in life and providing lots of material for deep discussions.
And most of all, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who brought us together in the first place and has been growing us into better people and better spouses. Because of Him, we have reason to die to ourselves in order to mature in love.
It’s been a fun and wild ride and there’s no other person I’d want to take this journey with. Happy 15 years, Honey! 😀
This song, “Thank You”, by Jason Chen perfectly sums up how I feel today.
Who do you want to say thank you to for supporting you in your life?