Our first Christmas together was magical. I was finishing my last semester of college and was living 300 miles away from my hubby of 2 months. Finally school was out. I arrived at our apartment late in the evening to find that hubby had purchased and decorated a tree! The Christmas holidays went by in a blur of festive activities and family visits. We celebrated Christmas Eve in Rhode Island with my parents, arose early in the morning to drive to the Hudson Valley in New York to celebrate with hubby's family, and made it back to our apartment late in the evening on Christmas. We were so tired we didn't even open our gifts to each other until the next evening!
This will be our 39th Christmas together. Wow! That's a lot! But, like this box of ornaments that hubby bought that first year for $.79 (that's the price in the upper right corner of the box!) our marriage has appreciated and its value has increased year by year. Yeah, a little bit of the shine has worn off, and there are a few chips and dings, and we miss a few things that we were able to do in our youth, but all in all, like this box, we are in tact and together and we still have a bit of shine!
Hmm, what other things increase their value, or get better with age?