Today is mine and my husband’s fifth year anniversary. What better topic for my thirty days of gratitude challenge than this?
Marriage isn’t easy folks, and if you’re married you know exactly what I mean.
You can’t just decide to break up and move out one day…well ya could…but goodness what a headache that would be.
You can’t just ignore your problems and move on to the next person. You have to work. You have to work together to make things work. You have to give a little and take a little, you both have to be on the same page…or in my husband’s case, pretend you are! HA!
So today I’m going to list the things I’m grateful for in my marriage.
Thirty Days of Gratitude Challenge
1. Our Discussions
I am so grateful to have a husband that actually discusses things with me. He didn’t used to be this way. He would stay quiet and close up. He would just hold things inside and then explode. I didn’t like those explosions at all, not one bit. So finally I sat him down and I explained to him, that we didn’t have to argue, but we did have to discuss what was going on. It’s been 3 years since, and we try really hard not to raise our voices and discuss our problems civilly.
2. Our Time Alone
It’s so rare when we are actually alone since we live with my mom so that I can help her. So, when we are alone we treasure them. We try to have fun together like going out to Karaoke, or a quiet dinner, and sometimes the movies. Our schedules are so crazy that it definitely makes it hard. Our date nights are like precious jewels.
3. Our Love of Music
We are children of the 80’s. Enough said right? Journey is our lifetime soundtrack…seriously! Also when I get upset I start singing. This let’s him know to just let me cool off a moment. Sometimes, I actually talk to him in song! It allows us to laugh and get over whatever it is that’s upsetting us. When it comes to music we truly are two peas in a pod. We also like to tease each other about what songs and bands we still like, or shouldn’t like, or should like. These conversations can get quite hilarious. Music also helps us heal.
What are you grateful for in your marriage?