Sunday, December 5, 2010

18 Years.........

yes I am not joking (and actually 21 years together) and we are still blissfully happy!!! You know when I met this gorgeous man 21 years ago, I had no idea the path our lives would take. Now here we are celebrating 18 years of marriage. Those years have been full of laughter, tears, travel, babies, ministry, houses, cars, different careers. People have asked us how we do it, that we are one of the few couples who hardly fight, still adore each other & have stayed together. Simply put it is called work & sacrifice.
It is about putting someone else's needs above your own, thinking of someone else before yourself, knowing that small things just DO NOT MATTER, never go to bed angry, always talk about stuff, have a budget (& try to stick to it LOL), family apart from God really does come first, and lots of fun thrown in there. Dont get me wrong we have definately had our times, times when it would have been easier to go our own way, but in spite of it all here we are. We have a joke in our household its called The Brewin Adventures........hold on cause it is surely a ride!!!


How I adore this man. He is so strong & yet gentle at the same time. I love how he is with me & with our girls. He always has time to sit down & listen to us all. (I mean the poor guy is surrounded by eostrogen, that is like 120,000 words a day!!!!). He works hard to provide for us, takes care of all the practical things, but then spends time playing as well. He is always there when I need him, from holding my hand after learning I had placenta praevia and having to have a c-section to telling me to forget the housework, it will be there tomorrow, have some time out!!! So many other things I could say about this amazing man!! But most of all just wanted to say thanks for being the gorgeous man you are (including your faults), I couldn't have asked for anything better, and for the amazing journey that we are on together and as a family of 5. Love you.

Me xxx

5 comments:

Nathan said...

your arguments usually involve food throwing.. hahahahaha

Congrats you guys... Boy do I miss you all...

Many days I think about moving back and staying for a few years with the family...

oh well

Karen said...

He for sure is a keeper...you are blessed!!

PS...you can tell Anth that Nathan was huffing and puffing slamming every door in his shop the other day because he couldn't find the tool he was looking for..go Anth!!

Sheree said...

What a beautiful post Mel! Congrats to you both! :)

Sheree xx

Deb said...

Congrats, Mel, to both of you! Beautiful people, beautiful marriage!!

Nanna Anne said...

you two are very special people who have worked hard to have what most people only dream about,you are both blessed love you both