I met my husband when we were in grade 7, but we didn’t start dating until we were 16 and have been together ever since.  We have been married for almost 11 years and have three wonderful children.  I remember our wedding day as if it were yesterday.  It was one of the happiest days of my life.

There are so many lessons that you learn about each other and marriage in general the longer you are married.  One lesson that I feel is so very important especially with 3 young children, is to make time for each other.  It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day “stuff” and forget about what it was like before the little people took over.  It is so very important that you remember what brought you together in the first place.  I love the time after the children are in bed and we can snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie.  We can talk about the day, or just enjoy the quiet time together.  Another lesson I have learned is the importance of communication.  You need to talk about everything, and be supportive of one another.  We have had our share of ups and downs but the communication has been the key to keeping us together.  I have loved every minute we have been married and can’t wait to see what the future holds for us together!

-Robin

 

When I first met Robin, I did what every boy would do when he liked a girl; I made silly jokes and made a fool of myself.  After all, I was only 12.  We saw each other occasionally over the next few years, but reconnected again in Grade 11 and we’ve been together ever since.

We fell in love and became best friends very quickly.  We spent a lot of time together and freely shared our thoughts, dreams, and ambitions with each other.  Marrying Robin was the best thing I’ve ever done.  Our wedding day was the one of the happiest days of my life.  Knowing that we were going to spend the rest of our lives together was an unbelievable feeling.

I think the success of our marriage has been through our ability to talk about what’s happening in our lives and share our feelings with each other.  We’ve made sure that all the decisions we’ve had to make, we made together.  We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’ve supported each other through them and I can’t imagine going through life with anybody else.

The last 20 years have been great, where we’ve been married for 10 of them, and I know that the best has yet to come!

-Brent

 

Lindsay