35 years ago today Charles and I got married! It was a hot, muggy day, but I didn't even notice, because I was having so much fun. I was not nervous at all, just happy and enjoying the presence of all our relatives and friends for the joyous event.
us as newlyweds, happy and in love
us now - happier and more in love (who knew?)
I never dreamed that the years would fly by so quickly. At the time, 35 years later was more than a lifetime away. We didn't know our kids yet, we didn't know what jobs we would end up doing, and we didn't know where we would settle down and make our permanent home.
our fabulous kids
our fabulous daughter-in-law
All those were surprises to come, and they have all been wonderful surprises! Best of all, Charles has been my rock of patience, gentleness, forgiveness, humor, wisdom, and my best friend alongside me through all the surprises.
In our next 35 years, I expect the happiness to continue. Charles and I will both be 93 years old, and that no longer seems like more than a lifetime away. We'll be there before we know it. Check back with me then, and I'll tell you all about our second 35 years!