Being married for 15 years nowadays is very much considered an accomplishment. It’s no mean feat so they say, considering the very high divorce rate here in the US. I tend to agree. It’s no easy walk in the park however. Although, I must admit that after the adjustment period 15 years ago, we no longer have serious disagreements except for reasons that are EXTRINSIC (which I’m better off not writing about in this very public blog).
June 28th was our 15th wedding anniversary. I have gotten my husband’s so called surprise wedding anniversary ‘gift’ a week before (which I’ve written about here and will write more in details on a future post), so I didn’t think I will have anything more from him at all. But lo and behold, I got a bouquet of long stemmed roses, 25 of them (not sure why he wanted 25) – it was so heavy, I couldn’t hold the bouquet at all.
Aside from the bouquet, a Citarella Tiramisu cake was warranted (according from my husband). I limit the availability of decadent treats like this one at home because I have the tendency to abuse (lol). But I gave in.
And on the very day of our anniversary, while we were out at the mall, a bag caught my fancy. Since I had the ‘passport to demand’ I sweetly asked for it as an additional gift which he happily paid for without hesitation. I figured it was a reasonable ‘demand’ so I went for it.
More than the gifts however, I thank God for blessing us with 15 years of togetherness, as well as the strength to weather all the storms together. It’s not an easy ride but we’ve gone this far and it’s all that matters.