This seems like a big anniversary. Tomorrow Greg and I officially celebrate 15 years of marriage.
I’m grateful for where we are as I keep hearing about marriages not making it. I’m relieved I’ve managed to grow up since the hot day I said, “I do.” I’m certain God gave us this life together for reasons I know without a doubt and those I don’t even know yet.
Fifteen years reminds me we are rooted and committed. We have rhythms and inside jokes. We don’t have to talk about everything because we know how each other think yet we want to talk because we’re in this together.
We have a babysitter tomorrow night so we can go to out to a local Japanese restaurant and then buy a new mattress. We may even go to Lowe’s to pick out tile and countertops for a partial kitchen remodel. Oh, and Greg scheduled a professional to clean out my minivan – and I’m giddy about it!
Perhaps that practicality mixed in the date is what fifteen years is about.
We’ve got to do what we need to do,
and doing it together is my favorite way.
You see, Greg has seen the worst of me but believes in the best of me. He’s helped me become a better version of myself because he’s in tune to what God wants for us. That’s what fifteen years of marriage has done and what the years to come will do.
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Susan Shipe says
“You see, Greg has seen the worst of me but believes in the best of me. He’s helped me become a better version of myself because he’s in tune to what God wants for us. That’s what fifteen years of marriage has done and what the years to come will do.” THAT should be on a Hallmark card. Perfectly expressed. 15 hugs. 15 kisses (especially on cutie’s cheeks), 15 fist-bumps. TO YOU. I think your anniversary date sounds smashing!
I used to dream of having a card store. 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement, friend. xo
Michele Morin says
What a great way to celebrate — and a great tribute to your husband and your marriage!
Thank you, Michele!
Patricia Krank says
Congratulations on 15 years of marriage Kristin! I love that you are comfortable with the romantic dinner out mixed with a trip to Lowe’s, and that a gift of having your car detailed is exciting to you. That is how the hubs and I are and we will celebrate 25 next year. By the way, it is better now than it was in the beginning so you have a lot of good things to look forward to.
Even now, I see how marriage has gotten better with time. I’m excited to see what’s still to come. Thanks, Patricia!
Becky Hastings says
Happy Anniversary! And yes, 15 years is a wonderful milestone! Isn’t it beautiful when marriage is about a person being able to see us and appreciate us fully while at the same time helping us grow?!
Have a wonderful dinner and shopping!
Honestly, marriage has gotten better with the years. Thanks for being here, Becky!
Sarah Geringer says
Congratulations to 15 years! God’s blessings on you as you celebrate!
Thank you, Sarah!
Congratulations on your anniversary! Hope you enjoy celebrating!
Thank you, Lesley!
Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your date tomorrow.
Thank you, Tara! Maybe I will write for FMF soon. 🙂
Stephanie ReadsWell says
This is a lovely occasion. Happy anniversary (#15Years). I hope this year brings lots of happiness in your life.
Thank you, Stephanie!
Happy Anniversary! May God bless you with many more years together as you grow in love with Him and with each other!
Thank you, Gayl!
major congrats to all of you! As you said, you and Greg have seen the worst of each other yet still believe in the best. Isn’t that exactly God’s perspective on all of our lives? hugs and hope for at least another 123123123098 years!
Marriage is definitely a mirror to faith for me. Thanks for the comment, Leah!
Sometimes practical dates are my favorite! Yes I love doing the special things like dinner out and what not but getting to focus on real life together without the kids distracting us is so grounding. I think practical dates are the perfect way to stay on the same page when everything else can be pulling you other directions.
Just give me a date! 🙂 Thanks, Katie!
Lisa notes says
Happy Anniversary, Kristin! Jeff and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary in a month. It’s gone so fast! Amen to this: “We’ve got to do what we need to do, and doing it together is my favorite way.”
Twenty-five years is awesome! Thanks for being here, Lisa.
Amanda Pittman says
Congrats Kristen to you and Greg.
Thanks, Amanda! Hope you’ve had a great summer!