Thursday, October 13, 2016

(Not so) Deep Thoughts

by Linda

Recently, trophy husband celebrated a significant anniversary. Significant enough to make me pause and think a minute. I am not a deep thinker. I have never been known to over-think something. I have always rolled with the punches and kept moving forward. But this milestone in our life was big enough to muse over.

It was a "how did we get here?" kinda moment. And a "look how things have turned out" slap in the face. How did 2 kids muddle through life and wind up still staring at each other across a table? That's just the thing. We not only managed to muddle through, we have come through to the other side. We are now moving into a new phase of our lives. We have come through the crazy working/kids/carpools/PTA/soccer games/ballet lessons and everything else that makes your life wonderful. Even though we may not have always felt so wonderful when we looked at the calendar and tried to squeeze too much in a week and fell in bed dead tired because of it. We loved every minute of it.

So we pat each other on the back for a job well done and still we sit across the table from each other, pondering what will happen next and wonder if that kid we fell for so long ago is still there. What was it that attracted us to each other?

Well, besides he was the cutest boy in town, he was ambitious. He had joy and happiness inside and outside. He was kind to everyone. He always saw opportunity and goodness. He made me laugh and feel like the most beautiful and desired person on the planet. He doesn't judge people, not me, no one, not ever. How did I get so lucky?

We both have a few miles on our chassis and have weathered a few storms since that day long ago but when I look at him, I still see all of those qualities and think maybe I have taken them for granted over the years through all the running around crazy times of our lives.

So I promise to love, honor and cherish him till death do us part again and continue to roll with the punches and move forward with him because everything that I was attracted to so long ago is still there.

And he can still make me laugh.



kelly said...

oh my heart linda. love how to you told this story in words in photos. my husband and I have a pretty big 'milestone' anniversary coming up too. and I feel the same way. xoxoxoxo

terriporter said...

Very timely post for me too, Linda! We are about to celebrate our 39th and, like you, I am amazed that we are in this place so fast! Soooo many wonderful memories made in spite of the ups and downs of life. Your photos are beautiful and leave me wondering, "What are you making?" I love the square jars full of acorns and the beautiful flowers. Beautiful autumn bouquets!

Dotti said...

What a sweet, heartfelt post! Congratulations to you both! We celebrated our 44th last June and like you and the others who have commented, I find myself wondering - Where did the time go? That's after I scratch my head and say - 44 years? Really? That's a lifetime! Did I even have a life before this? Kelly is right - the telling of this touching story with the photos of bouquet prep is just perfect. Here's to many more - for all of us!

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful tribute, and how lucky you both are!

heyjudephotography said...

Beautiful Linda! What a lovely tribute, and Happy Anniversary!

Focusing on Life said...

Beautiful Linda! I'm happy for you.

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