We celebrated our thirty-fourth anniversary this past weekend. We didn’t celebrate with anything big. We just celebrated us and did what we enjoy. We spent time together… finished up a project, checked out the new Trader Joes, cooked a yummy celebratory meal together, enjoyed breakfast at our favorite sidewalk cafe, and ended with dinner out with family.
I have been thinking lately about something Paul Thompson said when he recently wrote about celebrating fifty years together with his wife Carol… ” If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than romance. Marriage according to movies, a romantic frolic through life, isn’t realistic nor is it sustainable, inevitably it will end in disappointment. Friendship is solid and sustainable, it’s like a rubber band, it stretches and bends and yields to pressure, but doesn’t break.”
I am thankful for a husband who has learned how to stretch and yield and bend. Life has given him/us plenty of opportunity to learn this. It’s been a hard year… on many levels. Somewhere along the way I heard that blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape. I think Mark gets that. And I am one very appreciative wife.
Happy anniversary Babe! You are still my Superhero and best friend!