Up before the sun this morning Tom and had already started the coffee before the sun came up and joined our day.
|We both stepped out to see the sun come up|
|and the first thing that greeted us was the full moon|
in the western sky.
|What a lovely way to start the day.|
|Love watching how the sun brings light to the world around us,|
|It is Friday the 13th a good day to add|
Rum Chata to our coffee.
|FYI, there is no place to buy fresh flowers in Quartzsite but|
Tom still managed to come through. I had left to run a
couple of errands and came home to silk flowers blooming
in the desert and the a trio of cacti living in our home.
|We need to find these little ones a new home to live in|
and come up with names.
|Later as the sun started to head down in the west we took some|
|selfies including a shadow one.|
|Then we sat down in our chairs,|
|toasted to 50 years,|
|and watched the sun go down on our day.|
|We finished our day with a campfire|
|as the last of the light left the sky.|
|When people ask how we celebrated our|
50th Anniversary we will tell them,
we enjoyed a wonderful day together
living our dream.
|December 13, 1969|
We talked today about how quickly the years have flown by since the picture above and the picture below.There are a lot of memories between these two pictures. We both know the two people in the the picture above had no idea that someday they would be sitting in the desert toasting to 50 years of marriage. We were two young people who fell in love and started a journey together. Then we brought two children into our lives, things changed, and time flew by even faster. There were Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, band, dance lessons, voice lessons, piano lessons, Choir, Sports, and Cheer leading. School and Church activities to attend along with school plays. There were the Christmas and Spring Concerts then in a blink Graduation. All of a sudden we had two adults in our lives who were graduating from college, falling in love and adding to our family of four. A wedding and we were five then we blinked and another ten years went by and in that time nine little people came along that call us Papa and Nana.
All this happened because we took that step and through it all we had each other. Through the bad times we stood under that umbrella together and when that did not keep us from getting wet we learned to dance in the rain knowing we could not always choose the music but we could choose how we danced to it. In the good times we enjoyed the sunshine and it was brighter because we knew how to survive the storms. As best friends we learned how to continue the journey because the goal was always to arrive at whatever the destination was together. In the end all the things we have owned and own are just that things. No matter how old we get the best part is knowing we are each someone's world and hearing I love you is a wonderful thing. Tomorrow will be 18,263rd day of being a married couple and God willing there will be thousands of more days to get up and make the choice to be together. It is a Good Life!
P.S. This is the seventh anniversary we have celebrated on Friday the 13th. I guess it is a good thing we are not superstitious.
|December 13, 2019|
One day you will find someone who
chooses you and continues to
choose you every day. And that's
when you will be thankful that
everything happened the way it did.
We are glad you stopped in and hope you had a wonderful day!