Anniversary… that’s the word prompt for today, and I’ve been sitting here thinking… what in the world can I do for this word?
I can’t really do “our anniversary” since well it’s been past for about 1.5 months now. THOUGH… did you know I’ve been married now for 16 years! Who ever would have thought I’ve be married? I remember my dad once telling me how surprised he was that I wasn’t the first one married and that I didn’t have a passel of children running around. He had thought for sure I would. And here I ended up being the last of us married (younger brother who hasn’t married) and I only have one child that I’m raising. Not the passel… but hey.. let’s not go there tonight eh?
So I got to thinking about other anniversaries that people celebrate:
First Kiss, Job, First date, Engagement
I was reading on a site somewhere tonight a gal debating if they should celebrate five months of marriage that just happened to fall on the same date as when they first met or if they should wait to celebrate six months of marriage.
I got to thinking…How silly can people be?
Shouldn’t we celebrate something real rather than making up these little anniversaries to celebrate? Shouldn’t an anniversary stand for something?
Like “We made it through our first year of marriage, look at how much we learned”.
“I’ve worked for this company 10 years, boy I’ve helped them along and they’ve allowed me to provide for my family”.
“60 years. Looking back with fondness over the years, the love shared and grown, something worth celebrating over eh?”
An anniversary is a time of looking back remembering what all has happened, the good, the bad, the sad, the sometimes ugly and the beauty of time spent. And as you look back, it gives you a chance to see the now, then the future. If you made it through all that is in the past…. you have a foundation to build upon. A foundation worth living out, you know?