I stuck my head out the door to see how our Beef Tenderloin was coming along.
Six minutes on each side and when it was turned...
I started the asparagus and the shrimp.
We hardly ever eat at the table.
The island has become our place to eat our meals but after our dinner we thought we might have to rethink that.
We put on music from the 1970's and had fun trying to remember which groups sang each song.
We laughed about our escape out of town after the wedding and the fancy hotel where we felt so completely out of place.
We remembered the complimentary bottle of champagne that we didn't even bother to open as we had never tasted champagne at 19 years old and preferred soda on ice.
As we began our anniversary dinner...
I told him..."eat slow"...and he did.
He told me to change spots with him so I could see the city lights.
We remembered how the day before the wedding I was sure I had the stomach flu.
While the church gym was being decorated by others I was in the ladies washroom feeling ill.
I went home to change for the rehearsal dinner and told my mom I wouldn't be able to go.
My mom who knew me better than I knew myself told me it was just nerves and doctored me up a bit.
She was right.
I ate and rehearsed and the next day I married and felt immensely better right after.
This all came back to me the day of our book launch in 2011.
I spent the day much as I did the day before the wedding.
My beloved came in late in the afternoon....
reminded me of our wedding rehearsal and told me I had to go and I had better get showered.
He was right.
I showered...went and launched the book...
and felt immensely better right after.
These are some of the things we talked about...laughed about ...and groaned about on the evening of our 35th wedding anniversary.
God's blessings have touched every day of our marriage.
I am so thankful he is here in our life together.
all for now...