Today is mine and my wife’s fifth wedding anniversary. We dropped the kids off at her sister’s house and went out for dinner. It was an especially nice anniversary dinner even though it was not at any place super fancy. The first year of our anniversary was spent almost away from each other. I was at Fort Hood and had to ask for special permission to take the day off and we had just a limited time together. On the second anniversary I was in Iraq.
We were both looking forward to our third anniversary two years ago when we ended up taking the grandchildren in and spent the evening babysitting. The whole year actually. Last year was pretty much the same as they weren’t living with us at the time but the daughter-in-law was working so we were stuck watching the children again. This year I made it a point to get a night out and I’m glad I did.
I believe every man’s wife deserves a couple of hours alone with him on their anniversary night. A dinner and a little R&R to cap it off never hurts. Happy Anniversary, Theresa. It’s been a wonderful five years.