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!
Congratulations on 50 years and now celebrating there in the desert living you dream keep enjoying it while you can.ReplyDelete
Thank you, we know how quickly things can change so we are enjoying each day as it comes.Delete
Congratulations to this milestone anniversary and to true love. Wishing you many more celebrations and to enjoy life doing the things you love together. All the best to your future!ReplyDelete
Thank you, we are looking forward to what the future brings.Delete
Congratulations! Very impressive milestone ...... carry on! Doug and MichelleReplyDelete
Congratulations on 50 years of marriage, a true testament of your love for each other. Hope you have many more years together.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Bill! We appreciate that "hope".Delete
Woohoo!! Congratulations you two love birds on 50 years! What a lovely post, Deb. We are so happy to have met both of you and to see you living your dream together.ReplyDelete
Thank you, we feel the same way...so happy to have met you and Bill.Delete
Congratulations on your first Fifty Years. You couldn't celebrate it in a nicer location totally surrounded by Nature.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy the start of another year.
It's about time.
Thank you, we agree this was the perfect place to celebrate.Delete
Happy 50th!! Love all the pictures and you are certainly quite the writer! I know it comes from the heart. Tom is such a sweetheart with the flowers :) So glad you are living your dream! Love the pic of the two glasses and of course your selfies. So glad we know the two of you Love and hugs!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Shirley. Tom is a sweetheart 50 years and he has not missed an occasion though this year he did have to get more inventive...:) We feel the same way, so glad we know you both...love and hugs!!!Delete
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Elva, I am so sorry I removed your comment by mistake. I was trying to get rid of the spam on that was on here and hit yours instead. Thank you for thinking of us.Delete
Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing so much of yourselves with us.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Deb.Delete
Congratulations you two. Beautifully written Deb. So nice at our age to have gone through so much and be at this great stage in our lives. Wishing you two 50 more.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Doug. It is wonderful to have come through what life brings, look back, and celebrate where we are in our lives.Delete
What a lovely story of your lives. So many times we meet people but have no idea of their backgrounds. Backgrounds are a good indicator what is ahead and it is obvious you have good times in the future. I loved how you talked about dancing to whatever music there is... you don't celebrate the music...You Celebrate the Dance!! Is that belief what gave the name to this blog? Happy Anniversary and we hope to meet you again somewhere sometime. Keep dancing!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lorne.ReplyDelete
We have the quote on our wall, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." We would agree it is never about the music it is about the dance. One line in a song sung by Lee Ann Womack says, "And when you get the choice to sit out or dance I hope you dance." Combining those two thoughts, looking at our life together and our hopes for the future is how the name came to be at the top of our blog.
Hope to cross paths with you down the road, also.
Beautiful picture of the full moon. I think any day would be a good day to add Rum Chata to your coffee but Friday the 13th was a good choice! Congratulations on your 50th, I think you found the perfect way to spend it ☺ What a beautiful story of your life, thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I think you are right about any day being a good day to put Rum Chata in our coffee...lol
You are so right that it goes fast. Congrats.ReplyDelete
By the way, how do I follow you?Delete
Thank you. How nice to hear from someone new.Delete
I know there is a blogger gadget and that may be the way, honestly I am not really sure.
Congratulations!! That was my goal in life, to be married 50 years. I never did find the one who wanted to stay. So happy you two succeeded! That’s a major dance to celebrate!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nancy.Delete
I would say, if they did not want to stay, their lose and your gain.