The month of October brings an abundant amount of joy into my life for so many reasons. The world around me seems to transform into a living autumn magazine cover with its natural, repetitious fall foliage setting a background for decorative white pumpkins, cozy sweaters and PSL’s (NJAPP version includes almond milk, misto style, ONE pump, Grande). October also happens to be my anniversary month. In 2002, on the eleventh day of my favorite month, my darling, soulmate and friend made me his wife during a classic church setting followed by a large family reception. Ever since that day, I have only fallen deeper in love with him and not just as a husband, but as a friend, father and lover, which is why each October becomes even more priceless than the last with every passing year. Although October 11, 2002 could best be described in the words of Mr. Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “The day [was] cold, and dark, and dreary…” an unbreakable covenant was made that day when the heavens literally poured down blessings upon us from dawn right through dusk. Since that day, the sun hasn't stopped shining in our little world.
Family and friends have asked us if there is a secret to being so happily married. The truth is that Darling and I definitely have a couple juicy secrets of our own (wink wink) but the one that we can share, and perhaps most important, was given to us by a very wise, Godly couple. Whenever I am invited to a wedding where there is that little table with those cute blank “Words of Wisdom” cards displayed on it, I will always pass along those invaluable words that make for a fabulously fruitful marriage: ALWAYS try to OUT-GIVE one another!