Musings on 19 Years Of Marriage

Happy Anniversary to my husband!

I cannot believe we are almost in “double decades” of our marriage; that used to seem like a number only old people could attain.  Yet, here we are.

It has been such a journey and such an adventure we have undertaken.  Who would have thought that any “ordinary life” could be anything but ordinary?  Every day is a walk along this road together with amazing vistas and spectacular sunsets.

One thing I know for sure is that our sense of humor and the way we are laid back about things has helped us smooth the roads we ventured forth on.  The way we have been able to put ourselves first as a couple together  but also have had respect for who we are as individuals has also been a cornerstone as we have grown together over the years has also made the journey light.

It is funny, endearing and yes, scary,  when we can have a conversation with no words but I know exactly what you are thinking or when we can pass a glance between us and  you know exactly what I am  thinking.  How did this happen that we know each other so well? 

Thank you for teaching me the  secrets to a happy marriage as we walk together:

Most of all, thank you for journeying with me.  I love you!

Many blessings,


17 thoughts on “Musings on 19 Years Of Marriage

  1. Hi Carrie,
    My wife is the primary homeschooler and I just follow along. However, I just had to let you know that we were married in South Pasadena, CA 19 years ago today. Pleasant coincidence. Congratulations to you and your husband! And thanks for all that you’ve been sharing.
    Kevin Joseph Klein

    • @Kevin – That is WILD!! Happy Anniversary from Georgia!
      Many blessings to you and your wife and thanks for following along, I actually have a lot of dads who read here….:)

  2. We will be married for 19 years in January (I know, who gets married in JANUARY, in NJ no less!). Anyway, I always say people marry for many things, but a sense of humor is something that can get you through the darkest days. I love that first line from Pablo Neruda’s poem “Your Laughter”:

    Take bread away from me, if you wish,
    take air away, but
    do not take from me your laughter.

    Happy Anniversary Carrie! Wishing you many, many more!
    Sheila Petruccelli

  3. Happy Anniversary!

    We’ve been married longer than any of our friends (we got married in our teens). When those who are contemplating divorce or daydreaming about spouse-i-cide ask me how we’ve stayed together so long I tell them it’s essential to stay open-hearted, essential to laugh, and essential to never say something you can’t take back. Works for us even though we’ve been through some very hard times together.

    • Laura, I love this! You always hear about teenaged marriages that everyone acts are doomed to fail…We were married young, not teens but first of anyone (I was 21).
      Hope you blog about this so I can send folks your way!

  4. Congratulations! We married young (19 and 20) and will be celebrating 23 years this year. You’re right ~ double decades seemed like a milestone for “old” people when I was a child. I remember when I learned my aunt had been married 25 years and she of course seemed “ancient” to me (at just year or two older than I am now, lol).

    At this point I usually just tell people we got lucky when they ask what I think makes a marriage last.

  5. Carrie, wishing you and your DH many more Happy Years! In June we’ll be married 27 years. I can’t believe I’m even old enough to be married that long.
    Treasure your relationship, long term happy marriages are quite endangered.

  6. Blessings to you and your family!!! While Erik and I celebrate 6 years this July, I have been learning about marriage for 20 years this August… that is a lot of time to work out what works and what doesn’t.

    I hope you had a wonderful celebration! Love to you!

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