Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Gratitude

It's been twenty five years since this picture was taken and I treasure every day since then. I was a different person then, not better or worse, just very different. The thing that remains the same is my love for Roger and our life together. It really doesn't get better than this. So, while I remember those fun filled moments cruising around the islands of Hawaii, the scents and the sounds, I am thankful that I made that long-ago decision to walk away from that old life and begin anew with this one. Roger is my touchstone for all that makes me happy. When I am afraid, he makes it better. He cuts me more slack than the rope will allow and his main mission for the past twenty five years has been to make my life a happy one. I have not always appreciated that gift as much as I should have. For that I'm sorry. Now, when I have a clear vision of both the past and the present, I have grown to appreciate all that has been given to me. One of my favorite quotes from the bible is "to whom much is given, much is also expected". Not sure if those are the exact words but the meaning is spot on. I think it is what drives me to help, to nurture, to give to others, and to care for what is important in this life.
I know I don't say it often enough but I really love this quiet man who took the first wild chance in his life and bet on me. I hope we have many more years together to appreciate each other and enjoy the life you've worked so hard to give us. Happy Anniversary to us.

16 comments:

Gerrie said...

Oh you were so cute and you still are. I wish you and Roger many more years of bliss. Happy anniversary!

Kay said...

Happy Anniversary to you. That's a wonderful tribute.

Anonymous said...

On our special day, my thoughts are also of you and all the love that I have for you.

Hawaii is like a far away dream. But if I close my eyes we are back walking hand in hand down that beach listening to the surf.

I am greatful that you have been by my side for the last 25 years. We have a very wonderful life together. Let's continue to walk hand in hand down that beach forever and a day!

Love & xoxoxoxoxoxox
Dr Bunsen Honeydew
Muppet Gov Lab

Debra said...

Ain't Life Grand?!

Happy Anniversary, Dee and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Muppet Gov Lab!

Terry said...

Oh, this is just beautiful. You have a sweet life. Many happy days to both of you.

be*mused jan said...

Lovely post. Happy anniversary to you both...and many more.

Libby said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful outlook you have. Easy to see there will be many more happy days to come *s*

Cindra said...

And a late happy anniversary to you. He certainly sounds like a keeper!

Darcie said...

Oh wow. I'm all teary-eyed...how sentimental. That's beautiful, Dee!

Happy Anniversary to you and Roger!!!

Scrapmaker said...

Wonderful words and a lovely tribute. May you have at least twenty-five more happy years together. Jen

rianammerman said...

Happy Anniversary. You are perfect just the way you are. Many happy returns.
Rian

A Quilting Journey said...

Happy Anniversary, indeed! And just like the audience said on Oprah! yesterday...this one is probably all going..."So, does he have a brother?" And you can tell him for me...he not only did well for himself but by bringing you over here...he gave a gift to the rest of the U.S. ;)

Melody said...

Sigh, I love zee romance.. Happy happy anniversary and many many more.
Lovestamundo.
Mel

jettstream said...

It takes a very smart person to know when she's got it good. You are a genius! Belated congratulations to you both--I'm not sure who the luckier one is...

Connie W said...

A beautiful post, it spoke to my heart. Blessings.

Kim Carney said...

That is the sweetest anniversary remembrance and dedication to love that I know of! Happy Anniversary to both of you! (I think we have the same anniversary ;)

xoxo
Kim