Happy Anniversary, Honey!

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.

Happy Anniversary, Honey! was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Sharon Couto
SHOWHIDE Comments (13)
  1. HoneyGirl,
    I don’t know what I ever did to have been so fortunate as to be able to get you to fall in love with me. And…I’m sure that that sentence isn’t grammatically correct, but it’s the truth!
    But, I’m the beneficiary of whatever magic was in the air back in 1976. Because of you, I have this “wonderful life”… full of the riches that have come my way by having my wife be my best friend, my lover, my business partner and experiencing all this with our ever growing family. I love you more than life itself. Happy Anniversary. Love, Rocket

  2. As I said to you both today, Keith and I feel so lucky to have had such a wonderful example to model our own marriage after. You both still seem like newlyweds each day.
    Love you!

  3. Happy Anniversary!It sounds like you and your husband are absolutely a match made in Heaven.
    And your dress looks like it was so gorgeous–at least, the back is! I’m sure the front was, too.
    Congratulations on 32 wonderful years. May they continue to be just as wonderful, if not more.

  4. I remember the day well…where did the time go?

    It has been a wonderful ride and may it go on forever! Mazeltov!


  5. Happy Anniversary (a day late), Sharon and Barry!
    What a wonderful couple you are!

    Beautiful post! We should all be so lucky! xoxo

  6. In my mind, I still see you walking down St. Joseph’s aisle to the melody of a hammered dulcimer, dressed in your iconoclastic yet demure and simple eyelet halter wedding dress. As the wedding Mass words say, a veil hid what was in store for you. But in marrying your best friend, you opened the door to a life of love and joy and laughter.

    God bless you both, dear friends.

Happy Anniversary, Honey! was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Sharon Couto