Thursday, June 10, 2021

Happy Anniversary!

 It was a beautiful summer day, not too hot. There had been a shower of rain late in the morning, just enough for things to be refreshed.

The ceremony was held at eight o'clock in the evening, the perfect time of day to get just the right amount of evening sun through the stained glass windows of the church.

The church was full of family and friends. The music was perfect. There were flowers. And candles.

So began our life together as husband and wife.  

There was a reception following the ceremony. It was a simple affair with punch and cake, held in the church fellowship hall.

Afterward, we drove away from the church listening to the Carpenters singing We've Only Just Begun.

That was our song then. It is our song today.  

On June 10, 1972, we began our journey through life together as husband and wife. Neither of us had any idea what a journey it would be!

Who knew back then that we would live in six different states, at twenty different addresses? Who knew that we would travel together all over the world? Who knew all the mountaintops and valleys, smooth roads and potholes, all the adventures this journey would hold for us?

God knew. He knew exactly what He had planned for us, even though we had no idea. This has been quite a journey. Richer and poorer. Sickness and health. And the journey continues. We've only just begun!

Happy Anniversary, sweetheart! I love you more!

"Grow old along with me!  The best is yet to be....."
(from "Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning)

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