Today is my wedding anniversary.
My children told me he has a surprise for the next two days, and that is all they said. They have amazingly kept his secret safe.
I have been blessed to have the husband I do. He is quite the gentleman and always has been:
He still opens doors for me.
Sends me texts during his break from work: Luv u
Actually remembers our anniversary and my birthday
Works extra hours to afford something special for these celebrations
Sometimes gives goofy gifts
Drops me off at the door for church, parks the car, then meets me inside
Leads family devotions in the evening (now that the kids are older this is sometimes done by Skype).
Listens when I talk about the stories I write even though he totally doesn't understand why anyone would read fiction much less want to write it.
Agrees to go on wacky adventures to the mountains, hot air balloon rides, and communist countries.
Let's me buy special souvenirs.
Has been a faithful father and example to his children. The kids especially love to see the texts he sends from work.
He has been the example Christ has asked him to be for our family.
I still have a tin full of the letters he sent while we dated, the flowers (now dried) sent when he was in the military, the jewelry box he bought me while overseas, and the memories of good and bad times worked out.
I made him the kind of cake we had at our wedding from scratch, wouldn't have dared attempt this when we were first married. Learned a lot about cooking over the years. And now, since I am writing this in advance, I am curious what the surprise will be.
Friend, what is your favorite anniversary and why? (it can be any kind of anniversary. A first book sell, a first trip out of state, a first...anything)