Anniversaries Event Planner in Panama City Beach, FL
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate wedding anniversaries. I could personally tell you plenty. The most important being that if you don’t, you are likely to NOT remain married for long. According to many statistics from many wives (yes, us), around 45% of all men forget their wedding anniversary each year. Yes! Like when my husband went fishing with his work buddy and forgot totally about our dinner reservations for our 10th wedding anniversary. It happens! Yep! But is not a failure, is a learning experience. Why? How? And for their sake, what is so important, emotional, and beneficial about the anniversary to begin with? You just have to put things in balance, my husband is a great human being, but gets distracted easily, not on purpose, with a wonderful soul. He just simply forgot. You just pick your battles. I wasn’t going to throw 10 years away with a huge argument.
The anniversary is very similar to a child’s growth chart inked on the wall of their bedroom. Each year you get to make another mark to see how much they have grown and it gives you a very tangible and physical reminder of just how far they have come. The anniversary for many married people (mostly women, counting myself) marks another year of togetherness, where divorce was avoided, bringing you one-step closer to defying the odds against you, the uninvited things to ruin your beautiful family and marriage. It also gives you bragging rights to show all those people that thought it would never last, that it has and it is! And let’s be real, nothing is more fun than shoving pie in people’s face who thought you were going to fail. My husband and I for example, we are like water and oil, but throughout the years and by the Grace of God, we have learned to accept and love our imperfections, and to see each other like God would see us together. Of course, you still have a long way to go till death do you part, so you may want to save your gloating for later.
One of the most meaningful days in your life was the day you got married. You didn’t know it then, but it was also probably the most transitional. The wedding day marks the end of childhood things and fancies, ideals of white picket fences and dreams that love is all that matters. From that day forward, a couple begins to grow together and apart, often simultaneously, reevaluating everything they thought was important in a life mate and a marriage. As months and years pass, You realize along the way that you aren’t going to change people and that relationships are more about tolerance, patience, compromise, and compassion, than they are about love. So, what’s not to celebrate when you make it another year? And if you are basically happy…then you have the number one reason to celebrate wedding anniversaries. But this is the day that the two you stood across from one another, in front of God, friends, and family and outwardly admitted your love for one another. You stood there with wild optimism, hopes, and dreams that were strung from your heart straight to your partner’s and believed…. The importance of celebrating it allows you to put behind silly irritations and gently pat you and your partner on the back for making it work. Many of us rarely speak the truth like this, but in reality, is that some years with the same partner feel like decades. For others, years seem to fly too fast, others could literally stop the hands of the clock to bask in the passion and love that the two of you have found. But most years, the longer you are married…just pass. They come with ups and downs, none of which will destroy or strengthen and bank on a whole lot of commitment to the institute of marriage and faith in the future… Congratulations.