Wednesday, May 19, 2010

31 years married.....

Today Johnny and I celebrate 31 years of marriage.

And I can honestly say it's been 31 years of more happiness than I could have ever imagined.

I feel so blessed as I often hear of people reflect on their marriage and say things like...."there's been the hard years" or "we've had our ups and downs". But I can honestly say that we haven't. If they are referring to money being tight or crying babes, well, that just brought us closer. And I know most people are not going to believe this but I'm speaking the truth when I say that I can count on one hand the number of times Johnny and I have had an argument in 31 years! There's just no arguing......if he makes me mad, I tell him and vica versa. That's's done, there's no arguing....just put it out there, explain it and apologize and that's it! Because really, what is the point in arguing!

We are so fortunate to have always gotten along, always wanted to be together and always laughed. And we have often wondered how in the world we could still be so ridiculously happy after all of these years....and I do believe it does take more than love. I think it takes a good sense of humor. I also believe it takes a huge amount of respect for each other. Trust is important and it takes having a true friendship. To me, all of these things combined make for a good marriage.

I would rather hang around with Johnny more than anyone....and I'm pretty sure he feels the same about me!

I asked him the other night if he would hang with me another 31 years and he said he wasn't too sure........he wasn't sure he wanted to live to be that old! haha....but he did promise me another 21 years and I promised back to him.

I love that guy!

so here's some very, very old pics from our wedding. And 2 bouquets of flowers he brought home to me and 2 calla lilies. Now we're off to dinner at Maggiano's. We'll celebrate our anniversary more next week at the beach!

this is with my mom and dad...and look at Johnny! he looks terrified!! haha

all of the groomsmen

and all of the bridesmaids



Amber said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Love the pictures!! :)

linda said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!

I enjoyed reading this post so much. Nowadays people just don't care about the institution of marriage...and throw it all away so easily.

We will be married 30 years next month. It truly seems impossible! I used to think that people who had been married 30 years were really "old" people. I'm not thinking like that anymore!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Happy Anniversary....Thanks for that sweet comment....Have a wonderful weekend..