I could justify it since doves are a sign of peace and love. This was and is my first marriage and the third for him.
However, push fast forward and the marriage is sticking, the boys are grown, and his family could not be nicer. When I awoke, a card would greet me along with flowers or a candy treat.
Home in the early afternoon, he would nap and then awaken to surprise me with dinner, either at a restaurant or at home with his own cooking skills. He could cook sour cream enchiladas or mouthwatering manicotti. We are not into traditional celebrations, and frankly do not enjoy dressing up for dining and dancing.
The key to a successful anniversary is acknowledging what you both enjoy and share together.
Â©e are currently in the whirlwind of bridal showers and wedding preparations.
They are young and I am afraid, after this parade of presents and parties, their anniversaries will be disappointing. If you received every item on your registry, what is left to purchase together?
Half the fun of marriage is discovering how much you do not know about your partner’s shopping habits.
Believe me, the only item my nephew possibly picked out for the registry was the Bar-B-Q tool set at Target.
He is clueless as to all other items feathering the nest.
After a year of marriage, he will be lucky to remember his anniversary date and come up with the appropriate present and celebration.
I watch these two young lovers and certainly wish them the best.
The wedding is exciting, but it is the anniversaries ahead that tell the tale. He chose the wedding date, September 1st, because it is opening day of dove hunting season and he would remember it. We had a quiet ceremony in front of a Justice of the Peace and a luncheon afterwards with some friends and family.