NOW, let me just say, the seven years have definitely not been all sunshine, roses, and rainbows...in fact, I can probably tally more notches in the tears column than the smiles column. We each have our fair share of faults (his being worse than mine of course....) that became more evident as things do when married, but we've managed to get through the tough times to a place where we both know we need to work on the issues that exist.
ALL THAT BEING SAID, we have had good laughs and communication and the bottom line is that we love each other and want to grow old together, and an anniversary is a perfect time to reflect on that love that started the trip down this life seven years ago.
And now for the lighter note.....we follow the Traditional Gift Guide for anniversary presents. My parents always did this, so I just started and hubby jumped on board. Seven is "copper / wool", so in a crunch with few ideas and a week looming deadline, I turned to Etsy Alchemy for help. What help I got!! For hubby, I got a copper pair of Seahorses from Nature Art Studio and had them dedicated on the back with "Mason and Jennifer.....a pair for seven years"
......and a copper guitar pick engraved with "7 years of lovely music" - it hasn't arrived yet so no picture, but I ordered it from Shama. I also found a wool coffee cozy and was disappointed to turn down the bid because hubby is not a coffee drinker, but when I told him about the idea, he said "I'll get it for you" so I excitedly contacted Wayside Violet to place an order. She was kind enough to embroider a "7" on it and she used copper thread!
Hubby also got me an orchid...he knows me so well......and I love him so much. :-D