August 14, 1976.
My name changed. My life changed.
The greatest dream that any woman could ever dream came true when you said “I do” 32 years ago today.
You gave me Keith and Adam. You gave me Audrey and Jane. These are beyond gifts. These are miracles.
We began a journey that would give us 9 more miracles, our precious grandchildren.
Your family embraced me. Your mom, who KNEW that you were, truly and honestly, the greatest thing since sliced bread and buttah, trusted me to love you as she did.
You may be the most handsome man in the world, with the biggest heart… but it was your humor that captured me first. I don’t think one day has passed when I have not laughed at your quick wit and your uncanny sense of timing. Oh, we all know that you don’t TELL jokes… rather, you SEE and FEEL the great height and depth of the humor of the human condition.
You are the only person in the world who can take a 24-hour day and turn it into 44. Your energy is enormous. You are an energy legend to anyone who knows you.
And most especially, your love is all-encompassing, all embracing… it multiplies by the moment. You have opened a giant circle to let everyone in.
Everyone loves you. Everyone respects you. You ARE the best thing since sliced bread and buttah!
Just as I said on that day, “I loved you yesterday. I love you today. I love you always. And when in eternity, I will love you there again.”
Today, I say with all my love, Happy Anniversary, Honey!
This is a photo of my mother-in-law, Flo, who we laid to rest Tuesday, dancing with my father-in-law at our wedding. It is a wonderful memory of that day.