Happy Anniversary to us! Yup 26 years ago today, we stood in front of the Christmas tree in my teensy apartment in Connecticut and in front of 11 other people we both said that "we do".
And we do! We still do.
My how things have changed since then. The kids grew up, established careers and found the perfect women to be their life partners. In the past 26 years Tim and I have bought 3 houses, lived in three different states and had adventures that took us thousands of miles in every direction. We have both changed jobs several times, always for the better. We have painted and reno'd and landscaped our hearts (and wallets) out. We have purchased furniture and cars. We have have made friends and lost beloved family members.
We have been through good times and bad, experienced the heights of happiness and the depths of despair. There were times that we were annoyed and times that we were downright angry. But never once, in all that time, did we stop loving and respecting each other.
I think maybe that's the key. We were friends first. So we had already established a good strong foundation to our relationship. And then we built on that. Every single day that passes, I love him more. I love us as a unit more. And I'm pretty darned sure that he feels the same way. That's nice.
So there it is. Twenty-six years ago today we promised to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.
And we do.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.