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.