Tomorrow marks 32 years of wedded bliss for the two of us! Of course, it hasn’t all been bliss…. We have had many challenges to face together. We have had many challenges to face head to head. Our hard heads butting against each other.
That very characteristic we share is the reason we are still together. We are both too hard headed to give up or give in.
Yes, there were times we may have wondered what was going on and why were things happening that shouldn’t. He may or may not agree with that. I don’t know if he gives such things much thought.
He is the man God needed to take care of me. I had such a rough time getting through things that happened when I was younger. He fought the demons that tortured me. With words, actions and prayers he fought for me.
I still have moments or even days of blue and black moods. I am confident to state I feel mostly healed. There are scars. But, the wounds don’t seem to be open.
He is strong. He is tough. He is brave. He is my champion. He is my rock. Did I mention he is tough?
He does have a tender heart. It is way down under all that gruff exterior. He melts over babies and children. He adores old folks. His love and compassionate concern for our children is overwhelming at times. He loves our Father and His Son beyond measure.
He seems to like me most of the time. He puts up with me and my goofy self. He isn’t as hard on me as he used to be. I don’t know if it is because he is mellowing or because I am becoming one of those old folks he adores.
I completely appreciate who he is, good and bad, tough and tender. I completely appreciate our long life together. How precious it is to have such a friend. Thirty two years since we vowed ourselves to each other before Him.
Two years since our vow renewal. We didn’t really need it, but our daughter wanted me to have a “wedding ceremony”. I completely appreciate her and the rest of the crew making such a marvelous event happen!
We have special things going on in our lives right now. Still too precious to write about. I get overwhelmed with emotion. Today, California is a million miles away.
But, he will be home shortly. Just having him at home makes everything better. I am so glad we are both so hard headed. I love him beyond measure. #happyanniversary#rock