I’m sure everyone has their own special way to keep the romance alive in their marriage. Here’s my story…
My amazing husband Ryan and I are coming up on our 10 year anniversary in May and I can’t believe how far we’ve come and how much I’ve grown to love him more and more each day. It’s been the BEST 10 years of my life and I look forward to forever with Ryan. He is the love of my life, my soul mate and the one who understands me and loves me for who I am. I truly feel so blessed to have found such an amazing man who treats me with so much love and respect. I love you Ryan!
So how do we keep the romance alive? Well that easy…
We are each others best friend, we share a lot of the same interests (camping, being outdoors, playing sports, being together, trying new restaurants, supporting each other in work, dream, etc.) We are also by each others side through thick and thin, through sickness and health. Such as the time Ryan was hit by a car on his motorcycle. It was the scariest time in my life. Luckily he walked away from the accident (they still took him by ambulance to be observed at the hospital) but thankfully he was ok, but his motorcycle was totaled. He some road rash, bruised ankle and his knee hurt a bit. Not bad for being T-boned on by a car on a motorcycle. I miss the motorcycle and our special rides together, and one day he will have another one. (I would never have said that three years ago. Ryan has also been by my side through multiple surgeries and the birth of our son. We are ALWAYS there for each other, always.
But don’t be fooled… We have our differences and there are things we don’t always agree on such as he is the more calm and grounded one in our relationship. I am the hyper energetic one. We balance each other out perfectly. Ryan loves going to movies (I don’t), I love going to sporting events (he does not). I am a night owl (he’s a morning person). It’s these precious things that keep our romance alive… The good, the bad and the ugly. We aren’t afraid to laugh and cry together. That’s what love and romance REALLY is. And did I mention he opens every door for me and has since we were dating! Love my gentleman!
The Little Things:
We always tell one another “I love you” several times a day. I do my best to have lunch prepared for him, and if I don’t, I will take him lunch. I do my best to have a homemade dinner prepared and a clean house, but honestly, that doesn’t always happen and honestly, I think I care more about those things than he does. Ryan will surprise me with flowers, I love it! I never know when they are coming and it always makes my day. In fact, just got some Friday! 🙂 I also love how well we know each other. It’s like we know what one another are thinking. He is also amazing at know what I like. I really don’t have to say much when it comes to holidays or celebrations. He know me…
Let me also say, is there anything more romantic than watching your husband interact with children? Before we became parents, I loved watching Ryan interact with our nieces and nephew. There’s just something about watching your man interact with children, and now that we have our son Crew, it’s even better! Pulls at my heart strings every time!
We also spend as much time together as a family. Of course we like our date nights, and alone time, but being together with our son is priceless.
There you have it! This is how Ryan and I keep the romance alive, without giving TMI of course! 😉
Now for picture overload throughout the years to go along with how we “keep the romance alive!” Enjoy, and thanks for reading!