Saturday, August 5, 2017

25 Years

During my last blackout period my husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. Our anniversary is actually on Michelle's birthday, or should I say it the other way around since our anniversary came first. For our anniversary we actually went out of town for the weekend all by ourselves. Two nights with just the two of us! We went to Tybee Beach and stayed at a bed and breakfast there. We spent a fun day in Savannah, GA and walked the beach in the mornings and evenings.

Our bed and breakfast. This is the first time we have stayed at a B&B.

For both of us this is our second marriage. I have to say that it hasn't always been easy, there have been some hard times.  There have also been many great times. In so many ways we are so different but in the important things we are the same. We both feel that we have built our marriage and family through adoption and our family is best if our marriage is strong. 

We are old fashioned in that I stay home and he works. I really don't think that we could maintain any sanity if we were both working. I did work full time for the National Guard for a short period of time back when I was in the Guard. Anthony and Larissa were young. Both had challenges that required a lot of appointments. One day I realized that I was out of sick and annual leave time and needed time off to take a kid to an appointment. My employer wanted to keep me and was willing to work it out but I didn't feel that was fair. My husband and I made the decision that I would quit. After that I did complete my master program in special education. I have never worked in it but if the need were to arise it is there.

We enjoyed our weekend and the kids survived. We had to farm them out to three different homes! Not having parents who can watch the kids makes it a challenge to get away. Most of the time our get away is a movie!

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