Not Itchy

Monday, June 21, 2010

I admit it. I have not seen this movie. But I've been thinking of its title for weeks now, because today is our seventh wedding anniversary.

Yep. Seven years ago today, I walked down the aisle, and Hubby stood there waiting (and waiting - it was a long processional) and we both said, "I will." Best and easiest decision I ever made. And lucky for me, we are not itchy.

This weekend, we went out to dinner to celebrate. We discussed, "Seven Pieces of Advice We Would Give Someone, Should They be Interested, of How We Have Gotten This Far." (Working Title)

I won't tell you who said what.

(1) Travel before you multiply.
(2) After you multiply, travel should be rich - with family. Don't use it to escape your kids, because you don't want your kids to escape you.
(3) Hold hands, touch each other when you walk by in the kitchen. Those little gestures are important.
(4) Don't be stubborn. Give a little.
(5) Put God first.
(6) Remember that you two have become one.
(7) Don't be afraid to take a risk, together.

What would you add to this list?

Comment away.

And last but not least, Happy Anniversary, Hubby!

share this on »

3 Responses to “Not Itchy”

  1. Happy Anniversary to you too! I remember we not only share the same day,but the same year! Happy 7 years and may the "itchy" year be the best yet!

  2. Happy Anniversary! I agree wholeheartedly with #1, but would modify #2. Although I won't leave my kids for more than 3 nights, I do think it's good to travel as just a couple every now and then. Not so much to escape them but to escape all the day-to-day that comes with being a parent and can wear away at you as a couple. When we manage to get away (mind you, not often!) we are so happy to just spend some non-stressful time together, not the exhausted time we usually get after the kids are asleep. I guess in this regard, my piece of advice (that, admittedly, I heard from someone else) is that children are more resilient than marriages. Taking time away from the kids for the sake of a strong marriage is sometimes the best choice for the family!

    Love the list idea...will have to do the same though I still have a few years until my 7th :)

  3. Oh, Sara - I totally agree. #2 is poorly worded. We are not at all against a couples trip. In fact, we really, really, want to take one - soon. We agree that a strong marriage makes a happy family. Thanks for pointing that out!