Respect each other’s strengths and accept each other’s weaknesses. In the years that my husband and I have been married I have often had to remind myself of this idea. When I met my husband twenty-eight years ago, I immediately found myself attracted to this fun- loving, life-of-the-party person. I fell in love with his crazy fun attitude about life, and married him thinking that I had never had this much fun with any single person before. Well, as some may know, and others may learn, married life takes lots of twists and turns and sometimes you just don’t feel like having fun. When you have two small children, and you’re sleep deprived and tired, “Mr. Fun Guy” might start to get a little annoying, especially when you are taking yourself way too seriously. Over the years, I have had to have a few gentle reminders that it is really important to see the humor in most situations. I recognize the value of keeping your sense of humor, and respecting my husband’s strengths. His ability to make me laugh and his adventurous spirit keeps us both young at heart and looking forward to many more years of fun together.

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