Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Anniversary

Fourteen years ago today, we both married our best friends which has only made our marriage stronger than either of us could have imagined.

Some of our honeymoon dreams were to…

Own our business…complete.

Have a nice home where we could entertain our friends and family…complete.

Help raise our grandchild for his first 6 years of life…complete.

Have a home on wheels and travel our country…in progress.

Win a lottery jackpot…in progress.

Looking back, we could never imagine we would have ever accomplished so much in such a little amount of time. We continue to love each other more every day.

What we have learned through the years is…

To choose our battles wisely, especially once we began living this lifestyle…too small of a space to be angry for too long.

To allow one another to have their own opinions, even when we do not agree with them.

Never give up on our life and everything about our lives.

To understand that when we need to make ourselves a winner in any circumstance in our lives, we then make our partner a loser…something we have chosen not to do to one another.

To be open with one another and talk…but in the same conversation…to listen to one another!

The only materialistic thing we have left from our stationary life was our wedding champagne glasses. From the day we were wed to every anniversary, we toasted our marriage with those glasses. We have been surprised that they lasted this long due to them being glass and most of our things now are plastic. Well, last week Jerry broke his glass while pulling out another of our wine glasses…he cried. I, on the other hand knew that it was only materialistic and in no way showed how strong our marriage truly is. We made a pact that on our anniversary, we would drink from my glass and then break it and let it go…we did and life and our marriage goes on without our glasses.

Learning to accept the things we cannot change has been a huge learning experience and we are so ecstatic that when moments like this happen we don’t take it to heart and learn to move forward. We know that our marriage is strong because of what we have done throughout the years and not because of some glass that we shared for 14 years.

A special bottle of wine we picked up while touring Gruene, Texas! We love the sweet wines, this one is the sweetest white wine we had ever tasted, with a fruity but clear taste.


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Happy anniversary and we hope you have many more to come. Good blog and very true.

Carol K said...

Happy anniversary, Kimberly and Jerry. Your sentiments about making a go of a marriage are profound. We can all learn a few lessons from your wisdom. Congratulations on your 14 years!

Donna aka Froggi said...

What a great post...thanks for sharing and happy anniversary!

Donna K said...

Happy Anniversary. Great story about the wedding glasses.

Ali said...

Happy Anniversary to two great people!!! You share so much truth in your post...thanks for doing that.

Wishing you many blessings on your special day and the many days/years to come!!!

Kate said...

Happy Happy to you both. We were together 30 years before we finally got married. Everyone asked if we were worried that it would change things, but it just keeps on getting better. We're now at 40+.

You guys will also make it, your attitudes are great.


Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you might have to add things to the list as you are making lots of progress on the existing one.

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Attitude is everything and it sounds like you've got a great one. Thanks for sharing the words of wisdom. Here's to many more years of success!!

Gail Durham said...

Happy anniversary!

Wayne and Maureen said...

Happy days!!! You guys are our heros and you both set such a good example for us all. We wish you all the best