Thursday, July 14, 2011

"16 Years"

Today is Jerry's and my 16th anniversary. The "anniversary gift for 16 years is Silver Holloware.  I didn't even know what Holloware was so I looked it up....
"Holloware (or hollowware[1]) is a term that refers to table service items such as sugar bowls, creamers, coffee pots, teapots, soup tureens, hot food covers, water pitchers, platters, butter pat plates and other metal items that went with the china on a table. It does not include flatware. Holloware was constructed to last a long time. It differs from some other silverplated items in being made with thicker walls and more layers of silverplate.
Holloware is the traditional gift in the UK[2] and the modern gift in the US[3] for the 16th wedding anniversary. Holloware is the traditional gift for jubilee or wedding in Russia. Holloware from Bulushoff is elite gift of political and economic establishment in Russia and France."
........"Holloware was constructed to last a long time", 16 years is a long time, but it's been a great 16 years.  I am stronger than I was 16 years ago.  Jerry has helped me see myself in a much more positive way.  He balances me out so-to-speak. "Holloware does not include flatware."  This is a good thing, because most of our flatware has goon missing over the years.  When we moved to Dallas, Jerry was very irritated that we hardly had any!  I picked some up at Goodwill.  Now we have a nice variety of mix-and-match flatware.  I've noticed our spoons and table knives are diminishing!  Might need to pick some more up before the year is over...hehehe!

Marriage isn't always easy, but nothing in life that comes easy is worth fighting for.  My marriage is worth fighting for, in the good times and the hard times.  In the hard times, we have always come out closer and stronger. 

Thank you for loving me Jerry!  I love you!

"Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
— I Corinthians 13:7
"I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each others gaps."
— Rocky
"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."
— Dave Meure

"He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD." 

                                                                                                                            -    Proverbs 18:22 (NIV)

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