Our wedding anniversary is coming up – on July 7 John and I will have been married for 26 years. It seems hard to believe that we are now an old married couple. Sometimes, I still feel like we are newlyweds. We have had a lot of fun and we have weathered some bad times. We have each made a lot of decisions to put the other first. I feel very blessed to have John as my lifetime friend and love. I wanted to post a song that I love because it feels like it fits us.
Many times, over the past years, I have thought about how “lucky” and blessed I am to have met John. We almost met at Clarkson College. He attended Clarkson and I was planning to go there, but I got cold feet about going so far from home and ended up staying in Rochester and enrolling at St. John Fisher College. After a couple of years at Clarkson, John decided to transfer to Fisher. I sometimes think that we almost missed each other.
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We’ve been together for so long now that I can hardly remember a time when John was not by my side. We were so young when we met. I fell head over heels in love with John and I am so grateful that I can see his face every day. I always thought that our love was special and I really believe that God brought us together for a purpose and gave us a special grace in our marriage. People tell me all the time that I am lucky to have such a supportive husband. I know that they are right. The reason I am handling my deteriorating vision so well is that, with John by my side, I feel strong enough to face the situation.
I am trying not to be overly sentimental. I just want to take a minute today to honor our years of marriage and to honor John as a husband. As the songs says, I know that I am the luckiest. I believe that every day of my life. The words of the song ring true and I want John to know –
I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.