At the local Labor Day festivities,
a day before our 14th anniversary, my DH says"Here's what I am thinking..."
When he says that, I get nervous. It sometimes involves a lame idea--think rope, chainsaws, and ladders.
Sometimes it involves OUR money going to my in-laws, which irritates me to no end. Sometimes it is perfectly harmless and I let him have his way.
This time he says, "since next year will be a big one, I think we should renew our vows."
You see, big one, is a relative term here. We lived together TEN years before we got married.
I know, I know. I just wanted to be sure he was the one.
So every year at anniversary time, he looks at 2 different gift choices. This year was 14 years or 24 years with his adjusted math. I don't care, as long as it involves jewelry.
Now you are saying, wow, its a good thing those two people found each other. That way, they are not screwing up two other peoples lives.
So with his adjustment, next year will be 25 years. I have never known anyone that renewed their vows. I have been to 50th anniversary parties. They seem to be celebrations of the mere fact that two people lived together and didn’t kill one another.
What adds more "ew" factor is that he wants me to wear my wedding dress.
WTH! I weighed 115 lbs. when we got married.
And he thinks I could get into the dress NOW.
Oh that is really sweet honey….YOU NEED GLASSES!
WHEN I get to goal weight of 119 I don't know if it will fit.
But you know what…it doesn’t matter.
According to a SP quiz I took…I love my body. My results:
How Positive is Your Body Image?
Quiz by Liza Barnes, Registered Nurse and Health Educator
Body image affects how you feel about yourself, how you project yourself, and how you care for your own health. Answer the following questions to find out where your body image stands now—and how you can improve it.
You love your body.
Congratulations! You have a positive, healthy image of your body and tend to treat it with respect. You realize that there are far better ways to spend your time than obsessing about the way that you look, and you incorporate healthy behaviors into your lifestyle in order to feel better, not just to look better. Keep up the good work and don't let others pressure you to change if you're already happy with your body.
I didn’t think of it like that before. I thought I was just accepting the aging process.
I didn’t want to fight it…and it beats the alternative of being DEAD.
So it is OK with me that my boobs hang so low I could throw them over my shoulder like a Continental Soldier…as long as I don’t trip over them, that is all that matters.
And my hips opened up like the Grand Canyon duing both pregnancies. After the second, they did not go back.
Oh well…the Grand Canyon is a beautiful place.
So I said...
...here is what I am thinking...yes, I will marry you all over again…just maybe not in that dress.