I married the best guy. He is patient and kind and loving and wonderful. He listens and inspires. He is there for me always. He is loyal and true. He makes me laugh and is a joy. Why do I tell you all that? Aw because we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. Where have the years gone? I don’t really know. It seems like just a few months ago we got married. Our families, extended families and beloved friends wre there.
We had a wonderful circle of friends. Jim and I knew each other for 10 years to the day the day we got married. But we didn’t date steadily the first 7 years. We were kind of on again off again for awhile. He’d date my girlfriends a bit and I’d date some of his friends. We were all just such good friends and are to this day, although we are all scattered across the country.
Our first date was a blind date, and we went to a James Taylor concert. What a lovely beginning, right? When we got married I was a corporate gal~working and working and working. Then we had a little girl. We decided before she was born we wouldn’t do daycare. Luckily we had decided that because she was born with many, many medical issues. She lived for 10 months. Then a few years later we adopted our fabulous son. by then we knew full well that we wouldn’t miss any time with him. Losing a child makes you really value every moment with the next child(ren). Losing anyone makes you treasure time with the rest of the people in your life.
Anyway, so here we are 29 years later. Still crazy about each other. Still seeing each other through crazy times and crazy ups and downs that life sends our way. We made a fun dinner to celebrate over the weekend! We had salad, split pea soup, sauteed mushrooms and red peppers, roasted brussel sprouts, steak, and then some strawberries for dessert. Delicious!
I said to him this morning, “ummm maybe I shouldn’t have ranted on my blog; it makes me look like a cranky lunatic”…”No, sweetie—it just makes you look like a real person~with opinion, passion, love for life and zeal for truth”….Grin—I told you he was crazy about me! Of course, in reality~perhaps I got a bit too rant-y. Be patient with me, I am still growing and learning~and trying to stay authentic and kind.
I’m lucky. I’m blessed. Some days I rant, some days I tutor, some days I de-clutter, some days I write…..all days I pray….and all days I treasure those who stop in to visit my blog. Love to you.