Happy 14th Anniversary to Us! January 22, 2013

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Hello, my dears!,
As you probably gathered, today is our 14th anniversary and Mr. Wonderful just made me breakfast in bed.

We were later in life, before finding our true love. I was a single mom for five years and was trying to just focus on my business and kids. Bob (aka, Mr. Wonderful), was 55 and had never been married!

It seemed that we sort of accidentally ended up in a successful relationship. But it wasn’t quite so accidental. Each of us had to grow individually before making it together. Timing can be everything, when it comes to love. Timing and luck.

Knowing that we’d never make it to our 50th anniversary, we started counting our anniversaries by the month, so you see, this is actually our 168th anniversary. Much more impressive than 14, don’t you think?

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Other than shear luck, we have two things that make all the difference in the world. We prioritize our relationship and we are 100% committed to it lasting forever. We sign our notes YLFL, meaning “Your love for life” and do our best to put the other at the top of our long to-do lists.

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My dad had a formula for a long marriage, 3T’s + 2 B’s. (trust, tenderness, togetherness + bounce back).

Thanks, Mr. Wonderful! I couldn’t ask for a better life partner!
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19 Comments

  1. Therese Long on January 22, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Ahhhh, so SWEET!
    Happy Anniversary you 2 lovebirds!!!
    XO

  2. Amy Herrington on January 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Congratulations- you’ve always been a fun couple! XO 🙂

  3. Faye Hunt on January 23, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Hope you had a wonderful day!!!

    • Barbara Bussey on January 23, 2013 at 4:55 am

      Thank you, Faye! I feel like a little piggie after last night’s dinner out, but we had a great time.
      Cheers!,
      Barbara

  4. Donnamae on January 23, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Happy Anniversary!! Hope you are enjoying yourselves! 😉

    • Barbara Bussey on January 23, 2013 at 4:59 am

      Thanks, Donnamae! Don’t tell Mr. Wonderful, but South Beach/Miami won’t have me running back real soon. The weather is wonderful though, which is a real treat! 🙂 B

  5. Lisa on January 23, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Happy 168th Anniversary Mr & Mrs. Wonderful!

  6. Carol Schreiber on January 23, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Congratulations! Love you both. Carol Ann

    • Barbara Bussey on January 23, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Love you too! Give my Aunt Jewell a kiss for me!

  7. Michael Zimmerman on January 23, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations, Uncle Bob and Aunt Barbara!

    • Barbara Bussey on January 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks Michael! Is your house finished? Very exciting!!

  8. Glenda on January 23, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Sent my anniversary congrats to your painting class sign-up area. Oops! Happy Anniversary! Love your blog.

  9. Gayle @ Cumming GA Real Estate on January 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Congratulations! Sweet post and a great reminder to us all.

  10. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on January 23, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Wonderful….the amount of years do not matter…it is the amount of “love” that counts…and your love will last a lifetime…so glad you found your true love and soul mate!!…I love your dad’s 3 T’s and 2 B’s…a wise man!!

  11. Kathryn Cain on January 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    sweet post and love the story, your Dad said it right…I am lucky to be married to my highschool sweetheart….together since gulp Sept.1970

  12. kelly on January 25, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Congratulations! 14 yrs is nothing to sniffle at. These days, that’s a long time. I know that’s sad to say. Sounds like you have found a good one and that it was fate for y’all to be together. I hope you have MANY more wonderful years together.

    • Barbara Bussey on January 26, 2013 at 6:25 am

      Thank you Kelly!! I did find a good one! 🙂

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