25 years is quite a milestone for marriage in today’s world.
As we celebrate and continue to celebrate this Silver Anniversary—Huebners tend to allow their celebrations to go on and on—we also took inventory and counted our blessings.
Our life together has had its share of ups and downs. We waded through difficult times, and rejoiced in the beautiful moments. No matter if it was on top of the mountain, or in the valley, Eric and I did it together, Team Huebner, and the Good Lord walked us through it.
After 25 years, our love has never been stronger. My heart still turns to mush and beats at the quickstep when I’m coming home from work, or Eric is on his way home.
Eric and I also share a passion for storytelling, writing, and history. He loves sports and I love nature—here we mingle together. It’s important to mingle in each other’s off interests. I begin where he ends…and he is strong where I am weak…and so on. We pick each other up when we fall, and dance together in the good times.
|Roses - Photo by Loree Huebner|
We have three beautiful, intelligent children who have chosen career paths to help others who are finding life difficult, or who can’t help themselves. My oldest daughter is an attorney, the second oldest daughter is a mental health and drug addiction counselor, and my son just started Law School. They see those who need help and are in service out there trying to make a difference. I couldn’t be prouder. That’s what the Lord would want them to do. Sometimes it seems overwhelming. I always told them as my mom told me, “Take it one day at a time. If you take the time to help just one person, you’ve done something.” Back when the kids were small, until the baby was in high school, I stayed home with the kids while Eric worked. It was both a big sacrifice and a huge blessing.
We have a home. It’s not the biggest house, and it’s not the smallest house. The house is average size and needs some work, but it’s ours. The same goes with our cars.
Our health meter would be in the good range. Of course, we all have minor issues, but nothing life altering or threatening. We are working and have health insurance.
We have wonderful family and friends we love so very much. And, we have two faithful dogs who share our lives.
As far as my writing dream, I’ve had a 10 page history article published that I co-wrote with my hubby, and I have one of the most awesome inspirational romance agents—Mary Sue Seymour—working on my side. I’ve also met some delightful authors along the way.
The ride has been bumpy at times, but all and all a good one. It’s been a real amazing journey. True love and trust has been the key to a successful marriage. Add a dash of frequent romance and mutual interests, and you have the recipe for a long lasting relationship.
How often do you count your blessings?
If you are married—do you rejoice together as well as help each other stand on shaky ground? What are your secrets to a successful marriage?
If you are single—what is a key element in how do you see your relationships blooming?
Can you believe summer is almost over and school has started? Where did it go?
I would be thrilled to hear from you.
Between you, me and the gatepost,