Historically October has been a big month for my husband and I. We met 10 years ago in October, 9 years ago in October I moved across the country to live with him, and 6 years ago we got married not once but twice in October. October is our month. We got married legally in Victoria on 10/10/10, which is a very convenient date to remember. We then got married in Mexico on October 28 surrounded by friends and family.
I have become a celebrator, I celebrate everything post brain tumour. But a wedding anniversary that is a super big deal. Being married is hard, which is why I think that there is so much divorce. It’s hard to stick through the “for better, for worse”times and still love each other. We have had our challenges but we are still making the choice to show up and that deserves a celebration!
We celebrate our October 10th anniversary by ourselves, and our October 28th anniversary with the kids. Having two wedding anniversaries is great, because when you don’t quite get it together on the first one you still have the second one to make it up.
I like to make my husband gifts to celebrate and he doesn’t seem to mind the odd things that I come up with. One year I knit love socks, and other made an ornament for the christmas tree. I am a sucker for tradition so I stick with the prescribed gifts per year. Depending on where you look up the gifts by year there can be variations in the materials. I found a few lists for year 6, and one had wood and iron. I though golf clubs, which would be a perfect gift, but they were a little out of my snack bracket. Also made from wood and iron are hammers, so that’s what I went with. I fake engraved the hammer with a sharpie, to commemorate the event. Cheesy maybe, but he gave me points for effort.