I can’t believe it, but Mark and I celebrated our SEVEN YEAR anniversary last week! Seven years, man. It’s crazy. It feels sometimes like we’ve been together literally forever – I mean, I can hardly recall what life was like before I met him – but other times it’s like it’s been no time at all. It occurred to me, as well, that we are soon going to be approaching the point where I will have been with him longer than I was with my ex-husband! It’s a small but significant milestone, and it will mean that this love of my life will also be my longest ever relationship. Hurrah!
It’s crazy how we mark the passage of time. While we have only been married for three and a half years, our relationship is now double that. We’ve been together for seven years, two countries, three states, three children, seven houses, one international move, one cross-country move, 600+ blog posts, countless hospitalizations and an infinite amount of loving embraces.
Seven years… it’s 84 months, 365 weeks, 2555 days, 61320 hours, 3,679,200 minutes and 220,752,000 seconds! When you think of it in that way, it kind of blows your mind.
Of course most couples will usually celebrate their wedding anniversary as a priority, but for us, it is as important to celebrate when we met as it is to celebrate anything else. After all, we were supposed to have been married long before we actually did it. Our time together has been precious. Every second of it. We have loved one another for every one of those 220,752,000 seconds, without even a moment of hesitation.
So for me, after seven years with the man of my dreams, I knew that I wanted to give him a gift that would express my joy at how long we’ve been together. So I decided on this amazing JORD wood watch. It was exactly the kind of thing that was practical as well as sentimental. It would be a constant reminder to him of all the time we have spent together and all the time that is yet to come.
I’ve had my eyes on these watches for quite a while. I’ve seen them all over social media, and it is clear that they are quality, well-made products that are worth their price tag. JORD was kind enough to offer me a watch to gift my husband, and I was over the moon at the opportunity.
As soon as I received it, I knew that it was going to be the perfect gift. It came in a beautiful wooden box, packaged on a burlap cushion. It featured a drawer with some wood oil and a small cloth to clean the watch face.
The watch I chose was the Conway Series – Dark Sandalwood and Burgundy. I loved the dark wood, which I knew Mark would love, and it is very solid – perfect for my husband who is my rock! JORD had sent through a printable measuring device for me to measure my husband’s wrist beforehand (which was difficult to do without giving away what it was for – I actually started measuring the kids’ wrists first and then told them to help me measure daddy’s wrists so that he wouldn’t suspect!). Unfortunately, probably through user error, the watch arrived a little too large. Thankfully there’s a watch shop just down the road, and they advertised as being able to do resizing. I took the watch in and the first thing I noticed was an entire display of JORD watches!
I asked, and the owner said that they sell tons of these watches because so many people love them. It just helped reassure me that this was the perfect gift for my guy. Once it was resized, I took it home and waited for the opportunity to surprise Mark with it.
I decided to give it to him in the evening, after he’d put in a full day at work. The kids and I presented it to him, and he opened it with a big smile.
I explained to him my thoughts behind it – how it was meant to signify my never ending love for him and my gratitude for every second we get to spend together.
As you can imagine, he was more than a little misty-eyed. He loved the watch itself, but more than that he loved the meaning behind it.
I can’t recommend these watches enough. They are so beautifully made with details that you would never imagine. The craftsmanship of the woodwork is so fine, and it is such a unique and beautiful gift for men. JORD also makes women’s watches, and it’s definitely on my mind to get one for myself at some point, though I’m hoping my husband might take the initiative to buy me one for our wedding anniversary this autumn!
Over the last week, the watch has become a staple of his wardrobe, and I can see he loves wearing it. With Valentine’s Day coming soon, I know it would make a great gift for your husband, boyfriend, or father. It’s got that heirloom quality to it that makes it a perfect gift.
What do you think? Are you interested in having one of your own? Well I’ve got great news! JORD and I have teamed up to offer one lucky winner a $100 credit to JORD watches! Enter the contest and you could be the one buying a new wood watch for yourself or someone you love! All those who enter will also be given a $25 credit! Contest closes on 2/5 at 11:59 pm.
Thank you so much to JORD for the beautiful watch. I received it for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.