Hillary Lampers

What Makes a Marriage Last? A List 20 Years in the Making

What Makes a Marriage Last?  A List 20 Years in the Making

Today is my 20th wedding anniversary.  I didn’t wake up to flowers, breakfast in bed, or on a beach in Costa Rica.  My morning consisted of doing dishes, folding laundry, cooking breakfast, feeding the chickens, hanging with my girls, and writing this blog.  Ryan didn’t get a day off, a good morning kiss, or breakfast at all- he had to wake at 3 am to go to work because it’s  Wednesday, a sturgeon opener,  and he has a lot of people at work counting on him. We didn’t get each other gifts, we didn’t have an elaborate plan, or a plan at all.  This is called life, and it’s not an Instagram dream.