Today is our 18th official wedding anniversary. We've been together for 22 years now. One of the best decisions I ever made was saying yes. Even if I did try to put the ring on his wrong hand even while he was steadily trying to give me the correct hand.
We've had our ups and downs but mostly we've had more ups than downs and for that I am immeasurably grateful. Things lately have been pretty good because we both put in the time and effort to work at it. I learned long ago that marriage is an immense amount of work but it is so worth it.
We have reservations for the weekend for Maggie Valley. We have never been there and it seems like a good place to spend an anniversary weekend. We originally were going to go to the beach but the weather is supposed to be cold and rainy so we decided to go to the mountains instead. I am looking forward to it.
Not only will it be a good trip for an anniversary weekend but we both have been working long hours and there is some stress involving our place of residence that I'm not going to get into here but we really need this break.
Chris keeps reminding me to not stress. Things will work out and everything will be okay. I promised him when we decided to keep our plans for this weekend that I would put aside the stress and enjoy myself so that is exactly what I plan to do starting right now.
Lilly Mae is such a welcome addition to our family. She greets me at the door each night and is just genuinely excited to see me every time I walk into a room. I'm glad that I got her.
I packed a book for my trip but I'm almost betting I won't read a word of it. Have a great weekend everyone!
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