Tuesday, April 9, 2013

There's Something About: My Hubby

Found this link-up, so I thought it would be a nice way to "introduce" my husband. I've been waiting to do this because I wanted to let you know what his blog-name is going to be and I had to wait until it was official - he got promoted!! So, I will now refer to hubby as "Major". And I guess that will last until lieutenant colonel comes up, but I could just be dreaming at this point.

Sewing on new patches!

The topic this week is anniversaries, which I don't have to follow, but it helps me think of something to write.

We have had 17 anniversaries! And they were all wonderful, even if he wasn't home for all of them. But he was home for our 15th anniversary.

About a week or so before our anniversary that 15th year, we were talking about what we wanted to do to celebrate. At first, we both seemed sort of nonchalant about it. Neither of us had anything special we wanted to do, which means we probably didn't feel like eating out and there probably weren't any good movies playing.

We realized that neither one of us seemed excited about this milestone. And we talked about that. We both kind of felt like it was just another year and knew there would be many more to come. But we also felt that we had just hit a year that many couples don't get to, you know, because of the "D" word. We still didn't feel very "special" and I honestly don't remember if we ever did anything that year.

Well, fast forward 2 years, a  5-month deployment, another missed anniversary, not to mention 3 out of 4 birthdays, plus the major holidays. So, we decided to hit it big for Valentine's Day! Who cares when you celebrate, as long as you do.

I guess I'm just saying that sometimes it doesn't matter the milestone, just the love between.

The Growing Tree



  1. This is a wonderful post, so incredibly sweet. :)

  2. Loved your post! & congrats to him on Major!

  3. Love the picture of you two! Tell the Major congratulations- what awesome news!
    17 years is amazing- great job!

  4. Sounds like you two are very in tune with each other, which is super important, especially if one of you is "away" a lot! Congratulations on 17 years, and on his promotion! I hope to see you next week =)

    Thanks for linking up!

  5. I love the photo of you two. What a beautiful couple you are! And wow congrats on 17 years! Thats amazing. And so sad but true about the "d" word. Marriages hardly last that long these days... ESPECIALLY military marriages! You guys rock!

  6. 17 years is quite the achievement now-a-days, and you should feel special! You're so right that it doesn't matter when you celebrate so long as there is love. I truly admire military families. I would be so heartbroken without my hubby around. Thank you for linking up!

  7. "who cares when you celebrate, as long as you do" love that. Congrats to your husband on his promotion what a lucky guy to have your love and support.

    Following you now from the GFC Hop. I'm getting my groove back in this silly little bloggy world and I would love, love, love for you to be a part of the story we're writing at Local Sugar Hawaii . I'd so love for you to share your sweet story with us at our no rules link up with friends. Save ya a spot?


  8. congrats congrats!!!! on his promotion and your anniversary. my husband has been lately on the kick that we should stop our busy lives and take time to celebrate milestones, celebrate, rejoice and be thankful. I am liking this new perspective!!!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

  9. Agreed, and I loved your post. I'm visiting from Thumping Thursday. :)

  10. Hi there! I have ventured over from Thumpin’ Thursday. Thrilled to be connecting with someone new!

    XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

  11. Hey Visiting from UBP#13 As for celebrating your holidays whenever I say go for it!! Lol we do! We have waiting months for hubby to have that holiday or bday or what so have you to do it with him..

  12. hi, i following the "weekend social mix" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.


    new follower bev