What am I doing here? Is it too late to back out now? Why are his eyelashes longer than mine?
Not really on the last one. Maybe. :)
Well, I didn't back out and some questions still remain after all these years. Only those questions are along the lines of....
What would our lives have been like if we had lived somewhere else? Or, what if we had done this or that. We both like to ponder occasionally. After all, when you've been married as long as we have, you have to find something to talk about!
I pretty much grabbed this tall young man right off the bus coming home from Fort Riley KS where he ended up after his service to his country in the Army. Which included a free, all expenses paid trip to the jungles of Vietnam.
Not really. But it was close.
The truth is we met one evening in a grocery store parking lot not long after he had gotten home from Fort Riley. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Our life together hasn't been all moonlight and roses. Whose is?
We both had a lot of growing up to do and there was a lot of heartache from losing loved ones and friends along the way, as well as many other of life's curve balls thrown at us. But, with a lot of patience and perseverance....and most of all, God's help....
We've made it to....
the big number 42!
And today, we consider each other to be not only husband and wife, but best friends.
We've had some wonderful years, we have 2 great children (btw, both inherited those very long eyelashes) and God willing...we have several more good years ahead of us!
Happy Anniversary, Blue Eyes!
Until next time...