Jan 162021

Can you believe this beautiful woman has been putting up with me for 23 years now? Don’t ask me why, because I have no idea. We all know she could do so much better.

Here’s proof, here we are on our wedding day. Things have changed a bit since then. Her hair is a lot longer, while  I have less, and it’s white.

But she’s just as beautiful as the first time I ever laid eyes on her. And even though I don’t think it’s possible to love her more than I do right this minute, I know that when I wake up tomorrow morning, I will love her even more.

As soon as the judge pronounced us man and wife, I made sure we signed that marriage license. I wanted something in writing in case she ever woke up and wondered what the hell she had gotten herself into!

Because we both ran businesses that we couldn’t get away from for long, we had a short honeymoon on the California coast. Here we are at Big Sur. It was a magical time.

So what do we do that makes us fall in love more and more with each other every day? We make the effort. We truly are best friends. In fact, we were friends long before romance ever entered into the picture, and that friendship, just like our love, has grown stronger over the years. We make time for each other. No matter how tired we are or what kind of day we’ve had, when we go to bed at night, we hold each other and cuddle for at least a half-hour or so, and the last thing we say to each other before we close our eyes is “I love you.” And when we wake up the next morning, that’s the first thing we say to each other. Then, no matter how busy our day is going to be, we always try to have that little cuddle time, that 15 or 20 minutes just enjoying being close to each other.

Somebody once accused us of being codependent. Maybe we are, I don’t know. But we love to be together, and it’s very seldom you’ll see one of us without the other right there. A lot of people have mentioned the fact that we are always holding hands, and when we go someplace, I always open doors for Terry. My dad told me a long time ago that, whether it’s your first date with a woman or your 50th anniversary, always treat her like you did on that very first date. My old man had some pretty good advice, don’t you think?

Happy anniversary Terry. I know that all I am, that anything I have accomplished in life, is all because of you. I love you with all my heart, darling.

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Thought For The Day – The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  23 Responses to “Happy Anniversary, My Love”

  1. All the best to both of you! Sunday will be 30th anniversary of our first date. Married 15 and change.

  2. Happy, Happy day you two!
    Barry & Joyce

  3. What a fine looking couple. Have a wonderful anniversary!

  4. You’re doing it right! We’re going on 61 years of knowing each other and 52 years of marriage – all good. We are also very lucky.

  5. Happy Anniversary! And may you have many, many more. Life (as I know it is) can put an end to any relationship at any time. So make as many memories as you can and you will have such good times looking back on them even while you are making more. ‘

  6. Happy Anniversary and may you two spend many more happy years together.

  7. Happy Anniversary, and best wishes for manymore wonderful years together!

  8. Happy Anniversary and best wishes to the both of you.
    Wife and I just had our 63 a couple of weeks ago.

  9. To answer your initial question Nick: No, I can’t!!
    Happy anniversary, we love you both.
    Butch and Fonda

  10. Happy Anniversary to you both. You are well deserving of one another.
    Your dad was right.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  11. Nick and Terry
    Good Plan
    Have a great anniversary day and many more.

  12. Congratulations to you both! Nick I am extremely jealous. I am about to turn 59 and never did find that special someone.

  13. Happy anniversary, and best wishes for many more happy years together.

  14. Happy Anniversary from the Geeks! While Terry has grown more attractive every year, you have wandered a different path. We love you.

  15. Congratulations to both of you! What a perfect couple! You deserve each other!

  16. What a lovely tribute from a gentleman to his wife. May you have many, many more happy memories to add to your collection.
    Happy Anniversary to you both – and thank you for sharing.

  17. Happy Anniversary!
    I know what you mean about best friends. We’ll be celebrating 62 years, but friends way before that.

  18. Happy Anniversary and many, many more. My husband and I feel the same way and it’s almost 37 years. Reading what you said sounded so much like us. We like to be together. May your love for each other grow stronger everyday.

  19. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Happy Anniversary Nick & Terry. May you both continue to grow and thrive together for many more decades.

  21. Happy Anniversary! You are a lucky couple to have found each other!

  22. Happy Anniversary to you both! Congrats Nick, I hope you had a great day together!

  23. May this anniversary be one more of many . . .
    Thank you for the opportunity to add my best wishes.

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