To put it simply, times, they are a changing. The new "modern anniversary gift guideline" (exactly where and when this one came about is a bit hazy) is made to reflect the fast moving world we live in today.
I find that when the calendar flips to my wedding date each year I focus less on my divorce and miserable aspects of our marriage, but instead reflect more on my hopes and dreams on my wedding day so many years ago.
This week, our family will be celebrating a remarkable event; my parent's sixtieth wedding anniversary. Only an extraordinary mixture of love, trust, faith, hard work and -- yes -- luck could have made this event possible.
Marriage isn't as easy as it sounds today, with the clicking photographer and clinking champagne glasses. But it's also much richer. You're just beginning to grasp what true romance looks and feels like
Remember the picture of us looking out the window? Me in my giant 1980s wedding dress with the poufy sleeves and the giant bow on the butt and you looking dapper in your morning jacket. We're gazing out into our future, the sun lighting our young and hopeful faces. Oh, what we didn't know then!
The first few years of our marriage I REFUSED to be a called a wife. A wife was a secondary complement to the man. A wife had no other identity. I mean what happened to my name... now I am just wife. I don't think so.
So how do you come up with an anniversary date that is special and filled with details? Here are some tips I have learned in the romance industry on how you can infuse meaningful details into your special night and be sure you outdo your last anniversary!