Mar 3, 2012

Then and Now

Thirty- Three years ago today we took the plunge



and it has been quite the ride full of the usual bumps along the road! But one house, three children, one adorable grandson, and a lot of give and take later, we are still going strong!



Our bumps aren't over, in fact some days they seem like major mountains on the scale of Everest, but all in all that song by Kenny Rogers still starts in my head every year as I wake up on our anniversary:

I can't remember when you weren't there
When I didn't care for anyone but you
I swear, we've been through everything there is
Can't imagine anything we've missed
Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do

Through the years, you've never let me down
You turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you, through the years
I've never been afraid, I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed, right here with you
Through the years

I can't remember what I used to do
Who I trusted, who I listened to before
I swear, you've taught me everything I know
Can't imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me, I need you more and more

Through the years, through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had, I've always been so glad
To be with you, through the years
It's better every day, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years

Through the years, when everything went wrong
Together we were strong, I know that I belong
Right here with you, through the years
I never had a doubt, we'd always work things out
I've learned what love's about, by loving you
Through the years

Through the years, you've never let me down
You've turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you, through the years
It's better every day, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years

-Songwriters: Stephen Dorff, Marty Panzer


Yes, indeed, I do love that song and think it sums it up just fine.
So with that....
We'll go celebrate (I'm giving a supreme sacrifice- taking the hubby to Jersey Boys (said I'd never go to this!) and then we will hit our favorite restaurant. The rest we'll work out as it comes.

8 comments:

Monica said...

Happy anniversary! p.s. edit: "Three adorable children, one adorable grandson"...ahem :)

Karen said...

I stand corrected, darling daughter...
Three adorable, bright and successful children.
How's that for a correction!

McIrish Annie said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I've been to the jersey boys with my music crazy hubby. It is a very enjoyable show. Have a wonderful day!

Diane said...

Congratulations to you both!

lynneUSA said...

Aww, brought a tear to my eye. Congratulations and I loved Jersey Boys

Noel said...

What wonderful photographs to commemorate your anniversary: a handsome couple then and a gorgeous couple now. Thank you for reminding us all how precious every moment is. Whether it's good or not-so good, it's still shared.

Melanie said...

Great Post--- Looks like he loves you...;)

Libby said...

Hope you had a wonderful time - JB is on my list *s*

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