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Monday, March 11, 2013

What's Thirty Years?

As my husband and I celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary, I reflect upon our life together.

What’s 30 Years?      
  It’s weddings and funerals, births and milestones, it’s weekends away, Thanksgivings, birthdays, and parties.
 30 years together is Friday nights ordering in, sleepy Saturday mornings and yard work.
  It’s vacations and staycations, friends and family gathered around the table.
 New cars, unemployment, new jobs and moving a child into college.
 30 years is disagreements, tears, fears, and eating Twizzlers at twilight on the front porch in the summer.
  It’s shoveling snow well before dawn, holding hands, road trips and picnics.
  It’s jaunts to the supermarket, hardware store, plumbing projects and planting flowers.
  It’s painting, parades, bowling tournaments, kids’ concerts, back to school night and graduation.
  It’s pizza for dinner, steaks on the grill, cereal at bedtime, and peanut butter sandwiches in the lunch bag.
 30 years is handmade Christmas decorations, Halloween candy, hidden Easter eggs, and fireworks.
 It’s a fair, a show, Jeopardy, and listening to the radio.
  It’s rodents in the attic, bees under the eaves, bird’s nests, and poison ivy in the yard.
  It’s random socks, too much in the closets, clothes to be folded, and tattered towels.
  30 years is a chain of every day events and moments, unbroken, which binds two people together in a partnership.
 30 years together is love.


Kathi said...

30 years IS love... and a wonderful blessing.... Congrats... and Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I love this!