A wedding anniversary is an occasion to celebrate the years of marriage. Married couples, despite of ups and downs of the relationship, give thanks for the wonderful marriage that they share. Though there are no perfect marriages, the effort to keep the love alive matters the most. Marriage is a sacred union of two people-a man and a woman in front of God and witnesses, who promise to love each other for better or for worse. It is love and understanding that binds them.
I am married for four years now. My husband and I is celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary by visiting the place where we got married-at the Rose Garden of Tyler. I was a Spring bride you know. The wind was chilly on my wedding day. But the ceremony went well. Thanks to my husband, in-laws, and my family back home.
It is so amazing how time flies so quickly. Four years have passed but I feel like it was yesterday that, despite of a jet lag, I have been traveling along with my husband dealing with the big move and wedding preparations. Now we have a one year old baby girl running around the house just being precious.
“I love you honey. Happy anniversary.”
Remembering the past years’ happening in my life, I can say that I had wonderful memories. The most challenging events were my pregnancy and delivery.
Hubby and I were ready to conceive and start a family. I tried using a free ovulation calculator http://www.ovulation-calculator.org/. This online tool helps us women calculate the date of ovulation and fertility period. We just have to be familiar with our menstrual cycle so the ovulation calculator can provide an ovulation calendar. After a few months of calculating and trying, I conceived.
At first, I was not thinking about it so I bought a pregnancy test kit at Walgreens. Hubby said to wait for another week to see if my monthly visitor will come. I anxiously waited. It was in the week of our wedding anniversary that I found out that I was pregnant. Hubby and I were very happy. God gave us a gift of life on our wedding anniversary.
Today is the first anniversary of my parents’ house horrible demolition. The neighbors’ who conspired on this incident last year are currently struggling on defending themselves against each other. They knew, ever since, that it was not right. But still, they continued and stepped on other people’s rights. My parents’ rights.
It was a heartbreaking event for us. My sister called me crying…letting me know that those bastards were tearing down my parents’ house! I was nine months pregnant and close to my due date. I was crying hysterically! My husband begged me not to become so emotional because of my condition. It was difficult to be calm – thinking that my family was struggling with desperation that day because of other people’s jealousy and greediness! What’s worse? These people are their neighbors.
My parents have slowly recovered from that horrible incident. Although they still mentioned about it in some of our conversations, it is just normal. They were depressed and sad. But it’s over now. My parents found a place where they can start again. Few months after that incident, those neighbors got a bad karma.
God is watching. He never let the oppressed down. We always pray that God will keep my family strong in times of crisis.