Today is our 19-year anniversary.
Hard to imagine that so much time has gone by.
On our one year anniversary, Dennise said something like “Wow, the year has really flown.”
I replied, inelegantly, “Are you kidding? It’s been the longest year of my life.”
It wasn’t as bad as it sounds. Well, maybe it was. I paid for that one, and I deserved it.
I meant that a lot of things had happened and it felt like a long year.
Now? The time seems like it’s flown. I cannot fathom that almost 20 years has passed. It seems like a dream. It seems like yesterday. All the cliches fit. The time passes SO quickly.
OK, now for the truth. I love her more today than I ever imagined I could. Especially in these last few years, thing seem to really be clicking on a very deep, very powerful, level. I’m not sure what accounts for all it. It just feels like we’re a team. It feels like we’re more understanding and caring of each other.
Maybe it’s that we let things go. Maybe it’s that we’re more willing to work through things. Maybe it’s age. Maybe it’s good therapy. Maybe all this and more.
I hear horror stories of marriages that just drift off into painful disconnection.
I am so pleased that’s not happening with us.
As happens many years, our Anniversary falls during the Kerrville Folk Festival. So, I am here, writing these words. And she’s at home today. Again, another example of just how awesome she is.
Dennise: I love you….and…