Twelve Years

Today is our twelfth anniversary.  Today we will celebrate the way we normally do…together, nothing fancy, just a nice dinner here, alone.  There will be quiet.  We are at the point now where we don’t need to talk.  We are comfortable with that.  With each other.  We have been together long enough (21 years now) to know that words aren’t always the best way to show our love for one another. 

For us, love is making a big, nice dinner for your husbands birthday.

Cleaning the floors after you forget your wife’s hair appointment and she is forced to cancel it even though she is in desperate need of a haircut…that’s love (or fear, maybe, but let’s go with love).

Letting him go to the game, the one you planned, while you take the screaming redhead back to the cabin where there is no tv to watch the game.  Yep, love indeed.

Filling the wine rack up because you know a little glass of wine (or three) makes 5:00 a little easier on her.  Definitely love.

Nope, we don’t need words.  My mom always said “actions speak louder than words.”  That has never been more apparent than it is now. 

I love you DJ.  Happy Anniversary!

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Twelve Years

12 thoughts on “Twelve Years

  1. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your special quiet dinner, not too many moments like that! I’ve been thinking of you, I hope you’re feeling much better… and glad you finally had time to go to the doctor.

  2. Toni says:

    Happy Anniversary! Great picture! My husband and I got away for a quiet dinner for ourselves last night to celebrate Sweetest Day…and it was 15 years for us in May…you and I are beating the odds these days with so many divorces out there..go US and YOU! :O)

  3. that is a stunning photo! you both are so young and gorgeous and vibrant. it made me smile. i’m still smiling like i was a wedding guest or something. to think of all you’ve been through since that day. all you’ve built together as husband and wife, and a family. did it map out at all like you thought it would? probably not – the real thing is even better than you imagined, huh?! may God bless your union all the days of your lives – with courage, protection, wisdom, love and joy. and humor. thanks for sharing! happy anniversary!

  4. Marcy says:

    Happy Anniversary. I love that picture of the two of you. I can see your beautiful children in your faces.

    Enjoy your time tonight.

    Actions most definately speak louder than words. I try to live by that theory myself.

    Hugs and Congratulations to you both.

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