Saturday, August 28, 2010


Today is our 39th anniversary. I have liked, loved and been married to the same man for 39 years. It doesn't seem that long. We met in University and married before we finished our degrees. We were young and in love and had no idea of the journey we were embarking on. I doubt that many people thought our marriage would last but it has and it will because we want it to. We have not had happily ever after but some years have been wonderful, some years pretty tough and some years fairly uneventful. We have had some funny anniversaries over the years. The first year we lived in a basement apartment and we had a garden plot on the university grounds. We had a lot of cucumbers so I decided to make pickles. When John came home from work the apartment reaked of vinegar, it was hot and I was tired, hot sticky and smelled of pickles. One year we went out for dinner then went to Canadian Tire and bought a clothesline. Some years we just cooked a nice dinner at home and some years we went out. This year we had plans for a day trip to see birds and animals and interesting things and have a picnic. But.. the wheel bearing on the car went and the car is in the shop so we took the other car and went and bought groceries then came home and repaired and painted the front step. Owen needed the car for work. How could the years have gone by so quickly? I don't usually feel old enough to have been married that long. I only lived with my parents for 18 years but I have lived with my husband for more than double that. We've been through lots of ups and downs together and I am sure we'll go through more but that's okay we can do it together.