Celebrating 25 years of marital bliss

KSCN0051On this day 25 years ago I married my best friend. It was a perfect day. Family and friends from far and away came to celebrate with us. Mother nature cooperated and all went smoothly from the brides point of view anyways. Years later I found out minor issues that were tended to promptly so not to raise my concern. What great family and friends I have to keep such details hidden from me on my special day.

I can honestly say that I have had a wonderful 25 years and look forward to many many more happy years. I know also Bruce feels the same way. If you don’t believe me, just ask me, I’ll tell you how he feels. It has been easy. Yes, I said easy. Because we choose it to be that way. We made a promise to love and cherish and blah blah blah for the rest of our lives. That doesn’t just happen, you have to make it happen. And to make it happen you have to choose to make it happen. One of the main reasons for our strong relationship is that we never say anything bad, negative or mean to the other person or about the other person to anyone. One time I was at a girls night scrapbooking with friends and the subject turned to our husbands. Each girl chimed in at what their spouse does or does not do that is irritating. All in a good lovingly way. After several minutes one gal noticed I was quiet and not contributing and mentioned my silence. My other friend who I was closest with spoke right up saying, “you’ll never get her to join this conversation, her husband is perfect”. I thought that was awesome. I couldn’t wait to tell Bruce.

We all know that no one is perfect but Bruce and I choose to only look at the good and not nit-pick. We celebrate our differences and build each other up. We realize we both bring strengths to the relationship that when combined make us whole.

The biggest reason we are so close is that we invited God to our relationship. He has been there since day one and will be forever. When we serve God we serve each other and when we serve each other we are serving God. You cannot go Wrong when God is included.

Happy 25th Anniversary to the best husband a girl could ask for. Thank you so much in your support of my hike and making it possible for my success knowing that we would be apart. Love you more than you will ever know.

Emily M. Leonard

About Emily M. Leonard

I am a 50 year old Maine native and lover of the outdoors. Former Physical Education teacher and soccer coach. I am Married to the best husband ever and gave up teaching and coaching to raise our two wonderful sons. I have always enjoyed being outside and on the go.