Sunday, 16 September 2012
Today is me and Wifey’s anniversary. This is no biggy to most folks or even to our family and acquaintances as we tend to be very private about such matters. Just another day for most with a casual footnote that it’s our anniversary. Over the years our anniversary has become more of a spiritual communion for us which, unfortunately, many of them would not understand.
Wifey and I have been through hell and back over the decades and have acquired numerous physical and emotional scars to prove it. We have maneuvered our way through financial crises and endured our share of hardships. We’ve held on to each other through the loss of loved ones and stood by each other in times of critical health. I have awoke three different times from extreme surgeries to have her by my bed holding my hand and giving me one of her angel grins. Then for three weeks, I watched her endure an uncomfortable hospital room chair where she kept watch over me during the night and then tried to sleep during the day. She was there to make sure I didn’t sneak off to heaven I guess, or HOOTERS most likely.
We have seen the ups, downs, joys and heartaches of our children’s lives and have both been guilty in the spoiling of a dozen grandchildren. We have celebrated every Thanksgiving as a family feast and each Christmas as the highpoint of the year. Wifey has also cooked incredible Sunday dinners, year round, with an open invite to all the clan to attend with the promise of plenty of leftovers to take home, because Wifey has always lived in the loving glow of her family and their incredible appetites.
When we are alone, we often gab about….yep, that’s right, family….but sometimes we branch out and discuss politics, movies, her next hair color, my weight, the grocery list, our garden, and once again, family. We do something else that continues to amaze our grown kids….we can't keep our hands off each other! We hug and kiss a lot and we are constantly laughing with and at each other. And there lies the magic to a long and wonderful marriage…….just the simple and wondrous joy of having each other.
Happy anniversary, Sweetheart