Today marks the twenty-first anniversary of the first date I had with my husband.
I think I’m in shock.
We will have been married 20 years in June.
It’s unbelievable how fast time seems to have gone by, and yet I can remember hundreds of events over the years that mark the passage of time.
We’re big into celebrating milestones. And this one seems significant. Neither of us remembers the date of our first kiss (though we do remember the kiss). We don’t remember the date of when we first said “I love you.” I honestly can’t remember who said it first.
As a romance writer, I love these moments in stories. I think that being a writer has caused me to take extra time to enjoy the moment. I’ve learned to savor the romance of a happy anniversary.
Being a writer has also made me curious about anniversaries in CCR. In many romance books, the story ends when the characters fall in love. There are a few who do family sagas and we get to see those anniversaries play out on the page, but they’re few and far between.
I’m curious to know what kind of anniversaries you like to see in contemporary Christian romance.
What anniversaries do you keep track of in real life?