'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

12 August 2013

35 Years Ago

The lovely and wonderful Lu married me. It was really the start of my life. Our lives together. The DO came along and our family was seemingly complete. Then came a son in law and two precious grandchildren.

A career came and went. We've had highs and lows. Sickness and health. Good times and bad. But we're still together.

I don't think there are any secrets to 35 years together. Nothing profound or brilliant. Just remembering that we love each other and that our lives would be infinitely emptier and sadder alone. In our case the sum of our parts are so much more than more than the individual. Lu and I fit. My weaknesses are her strengths and hers mine. She stays out of the man business and I stay out of the woman. Masculine and feminine. We are happy with who we are and appreciate those qualities we see, and need, in each other.

Lu was the best thing that ever happened to me if only because every other blessing in my life has flowed from that single event. The day she said I Do. That makes me the luckiest man in the world and believe me when I say that is the absolute truth.

To Lu on this day. Thank you sweetheart. For everything. A simple thing from a simple man but that is who I am. I can express it no better and I know I don't really have to. You understand. You always have. On this morning 35 years ago I busted into your room at your house and woke you with a kiss and smile. A few short hours later we were man and wife. A good. A very good day. The best day. You will ever be the treasure of my heart. Time has swept past us in an ever swifter flood but you look exactly the same as you did on that bright morning so long ago. You will always be my sweetheart. My love. My better half. I love you and I always will. I have no idea where the years ahead will take us but I am happy that we will travel that road together. I am content.

Your loving husband
Six

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Ms Lu and Six, and many, many more to follow. Alemaster

Borepatch said...

Bravo and congratulations.

Brighid said...

Well met, Six, well met indeed.
Congratulations to both of you!

Six said...

Thanks Alemaster, Borepatch and Brighid! It was a great day :)

Monkeywrangler said...

Aww...That is so sweet!
Congratulations to you both!

This week would be my parents 63rd anniversary, were my dad still living. Mom is still ticking along, though.

Lee from La said...

Congratulations. I hear the first 35 years are the hardest.

Paladin said...

Happy anniversary! I think that's the key... realising that "we" is more important than either "I" in the marriage.

Coop said...

Congratulations on 35 blessed years!

Keads said...

Congrats!

Evyl Robot Michael said...

Congratulations to both of you! It's hard to believe that Jenni and I are almost fifteen years into this deal. I'm definitely looking forward to the 35-year mark. Keep up the good work.

Rawle Nyanzi said...

Congrats. Glad you could make it this far.

Murphy's Law said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you. You two are an inspiration for everyone. But then again, you two are class people.

Six said...

Thank you all for your well wishes. Lu and I are so touched by your kind words. We're looking forward to the next 35!!

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

Congrats! That's longer than eight Hollywood marriages strung end-to-end... lol!

Dann in Ohio

instinct said...

Happy Anniversary, Six and Lu!

Jennifer said...

Well done! Happy Anniversary!!

Aaron said...

Happy Anniversary and to many, many, more happy years together in the future.

Old NFO said...

I'm late, but congrats to you both for sticking with each other and making a great life together!!!

Knucklehead said...

Congratulations to you and Lu! Next week My Better Two-Thirds and I will mark 34 years together. Last Saturday we went to dinner with two other couples for our annual "Anniversary Club" dinner - 141 years of wedlock among us.

The years have not always passed easily between us but it has never been a secret how to proceed. Commit and keep committing. I look at her now and wonder how she put up with me. I ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer or the biggest account in the bank - not by a long shot.