Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Tomorrow is me & Mel's 12th anniversary. We started dating when we were sophomores in high school. She sat next to me in History, which could help explain why my grades weren't stellar in that class. It is CRAZY to think about how much has happened between then and now.

I think that making an excellent choice about who to marry has led to the happiness that I feel in my life right now. As I've been thinking about why our relationship works so well, I've come up with a few ideas:
  • There is a blurred line defining who does what in the house. Sometimes I do the dishes. Sometimes she mows the lawn. Sometimes I mop the floors. Sometimes she cleans the garage. Sometimes I clean bathrooms. Our marriage seems to work well because if something needs to be done, we do it. We help each other out and work as a team.
  • Related to item #1, we don't keep score of who has done what. (Most of the time. This didn't always apply when we had children who were waking up at ALL hours of the night, or during diaper stages.)
  • We have fun together and make each other laugh.
  • We know when to pick our battles. Most of the time, over petty issues, it's not worth having a battle. I think we've learned to comprimise and be willing to give a little.
  • We agree on money matters. We are both cheap frugal.
I still feel like there is not one other person who could be a better fit than Mel. Since I love her so much, it's easy to overlook all the times that I'm right and she's wrong disagreements. I still love her even though she won't watch an NBA basketball game with me. Everyone has a little room for improvement. Happy Anniversary Mel!


4 comments:

Tonya Mae said...

Interesting that you MADE history IN your history class. ;)

Marie Says Yes said...

ah...
you should write out your whole story of sophomore history up 'till love, marriage, and the baby carriage. because it sounds intriguing! happy anniversary!

The Caffeinated Chef said...

congratulations on 12 years, sounds like you guys have a lot of it figured out.

Dansie Family said...

yea!!! i love how you guys work. i think tom and i work for many of the same reasons and hey, there is nothing wrong with being cheap.