Eric and I just just had our 18 year anniversary. Makes me feel incredibly old, but we did get married young I suppose.
Every year we try to escape in some way. We’ve taken weekends away to New York City, or an escape to Napa. On some anniversaries it’s dinner in the city, or last year we took the kids to our favorite place we loved to go to years before we got married. Pretty traditional.
But this year we decided we needed to mix it up a bit. Maybe it’s because we are now in our ’40′s’, but we decided that we needed to start a new sport together. We made a day date for our anniversary and headed to the tennis shop to get head to toe outfitted. We actually entered the store wearing our jeans and t-shirts and left in the full tennis apparel! We were cracking ourselves up. Neither of us had played tennis for at least 15 years.
We hopped on our bikes and headed to the tennis courts. My last memory of playing tennis with my husband wasn’t a good one. He had spiked a ball so hard in my direction and it slammed right into my boob. I cried and we never played together again. But this anniversary was different. We somehow rallied, and laughed and really had a blast.
This was such a good reminder to us, that it’s never too late to reinvent your marriage or just find new ways to connect.