As you know from reading my blog, these past few weeks have been extremely stressful. Jeff and I were talking, and decided we just need to run away for awhile and regroup and reconnect and refocus... and that is exactly what we did. This summer will be our 28th wedding anniversary, we missed the past few anniversaries because of my cancer and other illnesses. We realized by June, other challenges might come in our way to prevent our yearly Anniversary trip so... we ran away!
We are by the ocean, I really do believe that there is something very healing about the ocean and just from being away from everything and everyone, and spending one on one time together. Jeff and I dated and knew each other for 4 years before we were married. I remember on our wedding day, thinking I could never love him more than I did at that moment. Today as we drove in the car and I looked over at him and I realized, that even after 28 years together, I love him more now than I did then...how can that be?
Before and After Marriage
We used to talk of so many things.
Roses and summer and golden rings,
Music and dances and books and plays,
Venice and moonlight and future days.
Now our chief subjects are food and bills,
Genevieve's measles and Johnny's ills;
New shoes for Betty, a hat for Jane,
Taxes, insurance, the mail and the rain!
We used to say that Romance would stay.
We'd walk together a magic way!
Though we don't talk as in days of yore,
Strange, is it not, that I love you more? ~ Annie Campbell
"Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day." ~Gene Perret
"Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day." ~ Barbara De Angelis