Celebrating Thirty Years Together

Spent so much of yesterday Trying to Wrap my Head Around Thirty Years Together that I didn't manage to post anything on Facebook or here and I didn't want this milestone to get away from me altogether. All of the focus for the last few months has been on Emma's Senior year and graduation that we didn't do much on our actual Thirtieth Anniversary yesterday. Just a toast with Prosecco (left over from the graduation party) and small gifts. We are planning some sort of trip, even just an overnight in Providence, for later in the Fall after Emma leaves for college. Our introvert selves are still recovering from all the graduation festivities.

The issue is that I really, really, don't feel old enough to have been married for 30 years. I mean that number is reasonably inconceivable. Of course I am 54, so perfectly able to have been married for 30 years, but then the number 54 doesn't seem particularly real to me either. In those 30 years we've lived in 7 apartments and owned 2 houses, and been residents of 5 States (RI three different times including this one). We've made it through tough times -- the first 4 years of marriage when Jim was deployed for over 8 months during Desert Shield/Storm and away on the USS Wisconsin for about 2/3rds of the time and losing a child to stillbirth, but created and nurtured Emma together and celebrated so many more wonderful times.

The bottom line is I am incredibly Thankful that I found someone to share my life, who I love, and who is an anchor for me, as well as a great Dad to Emma. Love you Jim!


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