32 years – some snapshots

Happy Anniversary to a man I so don’t deserve, but thank God for everyday.

What was I thinking 32 years ago today, at exactly 8:05 pm, just before I married Dave, as Sharon was spraying my hair into place?

what i was thinking just before i walked down the aisle

Relief…we got through the wedding ceremony so we could tear into the next 32

years of crazy-beautiful-strange-and-sweet LIFE!

better to marry A {very} few of our stats:

kiss that sealed the deal

Love can last.  It can grow.

We were like newlyweds for the first 25 years or so.  Then we found out, like so many have, that marriage and deep love is fragile.  Our vows said “I choose you this day…” but we couldn’t even have grasped what that choice would actually mean.

Today you wrote to me:

Until you’ve laughed and learned and loved and listened; year upon year upon year… Until you’ve wiped hot tears off the cheek of the one you love, until you’ve been through the agony and wonder of childbirth, until you’ve walked through the fires of hell side by side, hand in hand, heart in heart, until you’ve stared death in the face (both spiritually and literally) and said, not today; then you don’t really know what 32 years together can bring.

Now we know what that choice means.  And still we choose.  I love you.  You.

32 years of marriage
32 years of marriage

5 thoughts on “32 years – some snapshots

  1. I so wish I had a memory of the day you were married but I think I napped for part of it:) I love the way you love each other!

  2. Holy cow the way you love eachother, holy goodness you are both hilarious, holy geez I really have the best parents in the world. Holy holy holy – that is the word of the day apparently. Happy anniversary to the best couple I know – seriously and honestly, can’t wait to have a love like yours that CHOOSES life and love in marriage. You are the ultimate example.

  3. You two are such a gift! 32 years — what a milestone, what a great picture of all that marriage should be. Hard, fragile, fun, hilarious, crazy… committed. Love you two!

  4. Thank you, Honey, for your amazing words! I enjoy reading and re-reading you; and to an author, that is the highest compliment. :)
    xxoo
    me

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