Ahh, the month of love! Love is my favorite and I think the only real way to show what love really means to me is to read one of the most beautiful verses in the bible; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. It truly lays out the definition right there of all love is and all love is not. When I think back to all the relationships in my life which have thrived and survived it is because this kind of love exists. Do I get it right every single day? Nope! But it truly is the greatest guide to loving another.
Today on The Blended Blog, you can link up what love means to you! I’m also joining Erin at Perfectly Port to share 10 favorite memories with my spouse! I asked Keith if he would contribute a favorite memory and he suggested sharing the “fart queen” story…..I’ll save that special story for another time.
One | The memory of Keith saying his vows to me will always stand out as a top memory. He was so serious about the words he was saying to me and I knew I would never have to doubt his commitment to our marriage.
Two | When I was about 16 weeks pregnant with Dillon I was a bridesmaid in wedding. Not only did I have to have the dress completely redone but I also ended up paying for an updo that was awful. I remember walking in from getting my hair done and completely losing it and how sweet Keith was to me. It was the very first time I had flipped a lid like a crazy woman and I’m sure he was like what in the actual hell happened to my wife?!! Needless to say he has now figured out he indeed married a crazy woman.
Three | When Keith and I were dating one of the first times he really spent any real time with my Bigs we played a game of Monopoly. Riley was the worst loser in the history of the world but Keith could have cared less. He didn’t hesitate to take every single property and ever last dollar from all of us.
Four | Having him love every big round inch of me through two pregnancies and then seeing him hold his babies for the first time are some of my best memories.
Five | The first time Keith took me fishing I caught a 24″ redfish and he was beside himself excited. It is one of my favorite things about him; while he of course loves to hunt and fish he is equally excited to see someone else reel in a big one!
Six | Taking a huge cut in pay, while not a happy time, is still a top memory for me. We had to work together to figure out how to make ends meet and we had to make hard decisions about what priorities were really important. In the end the memory of those years when money was tight taught us to really appreciate the money we work so hard for but to remember it is not what is most important.
Seven | Keith is not a man of many words so when he uses them they are usually meaningful. My favorite note from him came on our anniversary one year which read today is the day that changed my life; I’m glad it was you. It went on to add, ps the tent has always been white. I still carry it around today because it filled my heart and then made me laugh like crazy. We had a standing argument over a pop up tent for over a month which I was convinced had been black instead of white.
Eight | We are far from being world travelers but we have had some fun trips together just the two of us! Biking up the coast of California was definitely one of my favorite memories.
Nine | Some of my very favorite memories are the simplest ones like cooking together. Keith and I are both food lovers and even before we were married we spent time in the kitchen working together to prepare a meal. It may be my favorite because typically we start together and somewhere along the way he typically takes over but I still love sharing the kitchen with him!
Ten | Our trip this year to Scottsdale created some beautiful memories. We had the best time hiking and eating amazing food and being away alone also reminded us both we do still have so much fun together.
Here are a few pieces I’ve written on marriage over the years. I still love going back to read over my own tips because marriage is hard y’all and remembering why it’s worth it is important.