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The Gift of Experience

🎶It’s our anniversary…made for you and me 🎶

We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary this week and I spent some time reflecting on how much we have grown as a couple. What I really love about our love is that we have grown together and not apart. Many times couples find themselves uncertain of who their partner has become after being together for so long. We often play “get to know you games” where we ask each other hypothetical questions and have long conversations about our thought processes.

My bestie asked me if we were exchanging gifts this year. After I thought I about it I realized we hadn’t exchanged gifts for a long time now.

It didn’t always used to be like that.

Gifts were my love language.

Were.

For years I would put together a list of things I wanted as gifts. In fact I did this for every holiday!

Just spoiled.
Rotten.

It wasn’t until the last few years we began to think about how we really wanted to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and each other. We decided we wanted to give the gift of experience. Buying gifts was nice but it doesn’t take a Birthday for me to get something I want.

I can buy myself anything I want.
I can get gifts from my husband on non holidays.

Over time the gifts became less and less and we started to say “Let’s do something together instead”. We did the same thing this year for Carter’s birthday. We celebrated us. Rather than throw a party and buy him gifts we went on vacation.

A memory he will never throw away or out grow.

This weekend we will head to Tahoe for a family staycation. We plan to enjoy each other, talk about our goals and reflect on how far we have come.

I am proud of our growth.

XoXo,
Mishi B.

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