Last month my husband and I are celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We started on a budget and we're still living on one.
But plenty of things have gone great over the years, especially where the two kids are concerned. One graduated in the top 10 at his high school, and is off to college this fall, while the girl just got into the local high school performing arts program. Even when we have had our differences, we have always maneuvered well together as parents.
Usually we haven't done much for our anniversary because it lands the week before we leave for Pennsic, and never have the time or the finances. This year as it happens, Pennsic took place a week earlier than usual, and our anniversary was during the event. We still didn't have any money, but we did have time.
Nothing is a better measure of your marriage than going primitive camping together for 2 weeks and making it back home alive and speaking to each other.
We celebrated with coffee and cheesecake and good company.
We started out as college roommates who realized when graduation loomed we worked better together than separately, and it is still true to this day. I would still rather be with him than without him and to me that's what marriage is all about.