Looking back...


DH and I are quickly approaching our 10th wedding anniversary.  8 days after out wedding we were separated for the first time (as a married couple).  Our "honeymoon" was spent at the glorious "Casa de In-laws."  We went through TONS of DH's stuff - he was, and still is, a packrat!  We were also helping his sister enlist in the Army (then she wound up in the Air Force!).  DH is prior service enlisted so we spent hours with the recruiter to make sure he didn't "blow smoke" about enlistment stuff.  Not exactly my idea of a honeymoon, but such is life.

Anyway... DH went to Ft. Lewis, WA while I remained in PA to finish college (3 months later).  On our one MONTH anniversary he sent me a small gift that has adorned a wall in every house we have lived in.  I want to share this gift with you...


1. Never be angry at the same time.2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.3. If one of you has to win the argument, let it be the other one.4. Never bring up mistakes of the past.5. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.6. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.7. At least once a day, say something kind or complimentary to your partner.8. Remember that "it takes two" for everything, especially love.

Truth be told, DH and I have not exactly followed all the rules to a "T."  If we did, what fun would that be?!?!?!  We don't have a perfect marriage - that concept is unheard of.  What we do have is a love for one another that, no matter what rule we break, we always seem to find some way to work it out. 

What gift or memory do you have from when you were first married (or together as a couple)?

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