Saturday, January 13, 2007
40th Wedding Anniversary
Tomorrow is our 40th wedding anniversary. Forty years!! I looked at my still very youthful looking husband yesterday and said, "Forty years - we must be getting old." "Nah," he replied "we started young." Yes we did. However, forty years is a long time, and we are getting a bit gray around the edges (well he is; I have no idea how gray my hair is any more. Judging by the roots - a lot grayer than he is.)
We celebrated last evening with a dinner at Outback. Having been married as long as we have, I knew he didn't want to miss the football playoffs, so I suggested we go out on friday instead of sunday. It was a great dinner.
We aren't going to have a big celebration or take a wonderful trip. We have so much invested in this move we hope to make, we just can't do anything spectacular right now. If the house and property haven't sold by this summer, we'll take a trip then. We said not even any presents, but he walked in the door a little while ago with a dozen beautiful roses.
He was my first real love, and I love him still - deeper, better. We've been through some very difficult times. We did a lot of growing up in the early years, and we are still learning. The adjustment to him being home full-time was a major one for both of us, but we've settled into a peaceful routine. Life isn't perfect, but life is good.
He still makes me laugh - just the way he did when he carried my books home from high school. After all these years, communication is as easy as a certain look. He is my hero. I have seen him deal with the very worst life can throw at us with faith and grace. His giving heart just amazes me, and his servant's heart blesses everyone he knows.
I am thankful Lord. You have blessed us with priceless treasures - our three children, our wonderful daughters-in-law, our seven precious grandchildren. You have never forsaken us and always helped us. You have made our love and our life together something very special. Without You I don't think we would have made it through those terrible times. Only by Your grace.