Monday, September 24, 2012

Back on the wagon... again

I have been a terrible so-called blogger lately... for obvious reasons, I have not written in like forever!  I have plenty of excuses... just moved to a new state, 3 kiddos, learning how to be a stay-at-home-mommy, the list goes on and on.  I am sure most of you can relate.  Life is just busy, I think it is especially busy in the fall, well, probably any of the 4 seasons, lol!  So, excuses aside, I am back on the wagon!

My girls and I have still been writing letters each week, from thank you cards to birthday cards, to just because cards.  I am really surprised that the girls haven't gotten tired of it yet, but it is still a treat for them and something that they look forward to each week. 

This past Saturday, my hubby and I celebrated 11 years of marriage.  It has been a road of many highs and adventure after another! 

I am happy to report that he gave me the best gift ever, a letter.  My heart was filled with joy and I cried like a baby as I read it.  He wrote on one of my old Thank-you cards and a folded up piece of copy paper... how cute right?! ;-)  Honestly, I could not have been happier.  I finally had something in my hands that expressed how he felt about me.  I know, a little corny, sappy, whatever, it was exactly what I needed!  So, it only took me 11 years for him to get it right!  LOL!
As I have been thinking about this gift, Dr. Gary Chapman's book, The 5 Love Languages, has come to my mind several times.  It came up in my bible study group last week and then again as I was chatting with an old friend today.  I have not actually read the book yet, but I went to his website today and completed an assessment.  You guessed it... my top love language is Words of Affirmation...go figure! 
Marriage is a work in progress!  Real work!  Somedays, you love 'em to pieces and then sometimes you want to cut 'em into pieces!  I completely relate... but at the end of the day, I am proud to be a Garrett and so thankful he is MINE!! 
**Comment if you know your love language or your favorite anniversary (marriage/relationship) present... I would LOVE to hear from you!!  I have a thing for words... LOL!