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Happy Anniversary!

August 7, 2011

Today Mr. Plum and I celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary.  We are planning on having lots of good cheese and even better wine after we finally get all the little Plums to sleep.

We marked the eve of our anniversary with a giant (for us) fight.  It was the result of a long day spent in the van driving back from a wonderful vacation.  Fortunately, the fight/discussion ended with us in a better place.

Perhaps the best tool that has helped us stay strong through the seven years of our marriage, which have included multiple job changes, a move out of state, extended family drama, a crazy dog, and the birth of our three kids in under two years, is the book The 5 Love Languages.  (There is also a great website by the author.)  It is amazing how many times we have entered a fight not seeing eye to eye and, thanks to this book, the fight has turned into a discussion from which we learned about each others needs.

We got married relatively young, I was 23 and Mr. Plum 25, and as a child of divorce I really wanted to do everything I could to ensure that our marriage would last.  After Mr. Plum proposed, I bought the book, read it, highlighted it, and then gave it to Mr. Plum to read.  I am so glad that I did!

Happy Anniversary to us!  And thank you Love Languages!!!

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