We have been enjoying an extended and wonderful holiday visiting family and friends up in the great Pacific Northwest these past few weeks. Most importantly, we now have a new (and most lovely) official member of the family! My youngest brother, Brother #3, who also happens to be the baby of the family, just married his long-time girlfriend, who has now become my SIL #3. What a lucky big sister I am to have all of these amazing ladies now in my family. These two got married in Kauai this past weekend, among friends and family. While not all of us were able to make the trip, I think I speak for all of us when I say that this gal's presence in our family is like a breath of fresh air. We have loved her for many years and seen her grow from a gangly teen to an incredible and intelligent young woman. She has made my brother (ain't he cute?) very happy, and I love them both so much.
It was a joy getting to know her parents, who, like my parents have been married for multiple decades. After signing my millionth happy wedding card to them last week, I started thinking it would be wonderful to hear what other folks had to say about the key to a happy marriage. I don't think there is any one key. I think there are two because that is exactly how many people it takes to succeed in a marriage :)
What do you all think? What is the key to a happy marriage?