Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's been 29 years...

Twenty-nine years ago today, I married my best friend. I didn't know then quite the ride I'd be taking, but I'm certainly glad that I "signed up" for it! We've had our ups and downs (just like every other married couple out there), our good times and our bad. But, we've always had each other's back in everything that we've done.

I bought Ron a new watch. He has trouble seeing the hands on the dials so I got one that has white hands on a black dial. Amy thought it was ugly but it's L.E.G.I.B.L.E. and that is all that matters. Plus, it was on sale! I got it for nearly 50% off. I almost gave it to him this morning but decided I'd wait until tonight. I don't want him to do anything silly like order flowers (they cost too darn much money!) because he wasn't able to get out and purchase something. It used to matter that he take the time to think of me and put some thought/effort into a gift (birthday, Christmas, anniversary, etc.) because I really put a lot of thought and effort into everything that I got for him, but now it just doesn't have that importance. I know he'd go buy something if he could and that is all that matters. Last year, he got me a gift card to my favorite local coffee house and that was perfect. This year, I don't even need that. He doesn't put up any kind of fuss when I want to do something and that is a gift all by itself. A lot of spouses (both men and women) carry on terribly when the other wants to do something. Ron's not like that and I'm thankful.

I'm thankful that I've had 29 years with him and hope that we're still kicking when it's time to celebrate 30!


Lois said...

Me too! Next year is my 30th, so I hope we both have a great year between here and there! We are simple too, our 29th was pretty low-energy, but a good milestone.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Teresa,
Congratulations for both of you on your anniversary!!! Youe husband will (or was) really happy to have that watch. It's been 26 years this coming fall for us. For me, my husband is all I have now(except father no longer recognize me) p;)
Please take care of yourselves.
PS> My year is getting worse as I get older, haha.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

thisisme said...

Good post Teresa. You've certainly been with each other through thick and thin. My husband is like Ron, he never kicks up a fuss when I want to do something, and that is, indeed, a real blessing. I know a lot of my friends don't have that. Happy anniversary to the both of you, and I do hope that Ron is doing ok at the moment. x