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Anniversary Reflections

by fivesimplethings on June 29th, 2010

Image: Kane Gledhill

It’s my anniversary today… 14 years.

5 different houses. 4 fights (well…). 3 kiddos. 2 people in love. 1 great ride.  That’s the best way to sum it up.

At the end of the day, a marriage surpasses any business partnership, friendship… any relationship because of the ability to be anchored in the security of vows.

I won’t leave.

She won’t leave.

Till death do us part.

What a simple gift.  One of my prayers is that I always live up to my end of the bargain.

I’m incredibly blessed by my marriage.  We’ve decided that in the complexity of raising kids, growing businesses, managing money, and taking big steps, we’re better off focusing on the constant, basic fact that we know that we love each other.  We know we’ll make it through.

Don’t get me wrong. We have to remind each other of this commitment a lot.  We have to say it to each other.  But it’s nice to know that in the act of living life out, we strengthen our simple bonds.  I’m especially reminded of it today.

What are the simple secrets to a solid marriage?

Let me know in the comments section or on twitter with the hashtag #fivesimplethings.

-John Tolsma

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