I'm giving you, faithful readers, fair warning. This post is going to be shamefully mushy. If you cringe at gooey, warm and fuzzy posts, you might want to wander on to your next favorite blog.
Today is my wedding anniversary. 32 years ago, at the tender and naive age of 21, Hubby and I stood before God, the state of California, and all the people in the world who meant the most to us and said I Do. We started married life with very little in the way of stuff-we moved into a tiny little trailer in a tiny trailer park with hand me down furniture given to us by family and friends. And yet, despite the fact that we were financially challenged at first, I didn't care one bit. I was living with a man who I adored and who adored me. And the crazy thing is-we still love each other just as much as we did on that Saturday afternoon when we said I Do.
A lot has changed for us over the years. We bought a home, got better jobs, and our finances gradually improved with time and hard work. It's been a pretty common story that lots of people can relate to; there's nothing really exceptional about my life with Hubby. There are some aspects of married life, however, that surprise me. I assumed when I was first married that at some point life with the same guy might get a little boring. I thought we would get to know each other so well that the excitement would fade into a different kind of relationship. That hasn't happened for me. My husband can still surprise, even shock me when I'm least expecting it. sometimes it's something he says that exposes some aspect of his personality that I never saw before; occasionally he will do something that is totally out of character for this staid, middle class, average guy that I've known all these years. And, amazingly, I still to this day find him to be just as devastatingly handsome and sexy as he was when we first met. He can still make me gasp for breath by kissing the back of my neck when I'm least expecting it.
So tonight, we will go to a nice restaurant for dinner. We will remind each other of how lucky we are to have found each other, and we'll look forward to many more years of love and surprises. I can't wait to see what comes next!