My babies' daddy and I will scratch tally mark number 21 in our wall in just 38 days. That's not to imply that marriage is a prison - somebody else cooks and does the laundry in prison...
Love is most certainly a decision rather than a feeling and making a marriage enjoyable rather than just something that "works" takes effort - 100% effort - from both parties. The reality of it is some days are better than others, but when the great days outweigh the bad or even mediocre days I think you've got a winning combination.
So every once in awhile we throw something else into the mix to keep it interesting. Most recently we're throwing in a pillow. Yes. A pillow.
This is not just any pillow - it's a "Marriage Pillow". I was curious about what a marriage pillow would be the first time I heard of it, but now it's all clear and I really like the idea.
The front side has a great big pocket that serves as a sort of soft mailbox that just you and your sweetie use. The pocket is made of a sturdy decorator fabric and reinforced nicely at the top edge so it will hold its shape over the years.
The Marriage Pillow comes with three beautiful printed Scripture verses for a husband and wife to share right off the bat. Later you can get creative and tuck in whatever you want - the pocket is nice and big so it will hold things like meaningful books, cases of chocolate, small electronics, cruise tickets...
Cha Cha has all sorts of fabrics and she's a pro at coordinating creative prints and trims. Go check out her shop and when you find what you'd like and place your order put "CANDLE" in as a coupon code and she'll give you 30% off everything in your cart! Suh-weet!
One more generous thing... Cha Cha is offering a FREE Marriage Pillow to one of my fabulous readers (you pick your favorite one). To enter the drawing, visit Cha Cha's Treasure and then come back here and leave a comment mentioning one of your favorite items. I'll have a random drawing and announce the winner on Monday, June 6.
Also, don't forget to enter my Favorite Things giveaway - I've got over $100 worth of some of my favorite things (thus the name of the giveaway...) and that ends on June 9 - so get back there and enter. Entries are so low right now that so far everyone is guaranteed a prize! I'm hoping that will change :0).
Do you see how I cleverly disguised the fact that this bag of chocolates is nearly empty? I promise the winners' bag will be unopened. This just proves it is a favorite. My bathroom scale will back up my claims.
Wow... so many freebies right now my head is spinning - or that could just be the effects of a strawberry shortcake hangover. More on that later this week...
I'm linking up with the Hip Homeschool Hop - perfect since Cha Cha is a homeschooling mamma too.