windy, rainy, snowy, sleety, cold, warm anniversary day
Doug and I celebrated our big 40 years together on Friday! We had a perfect celebration day. We had talked for the past two years about what we'd do for our big 40th. Never did we take into consideration that I might have a broken shoulder! A few months ago, we thought we might take a hot air balloon ride in Park City, but then we decided to wait on that until I'm more sure of my shoulder because the landings are not smooth. We will definitely do that in our future, but when I am recovered sounded better.
For our big day out, he took the day off work and we slept in. That was perfect since it was spring break and no one had to get up. We woke up and just stayed in bed talking for an hour or so. We were talking about how different our love is today than it was 40 years ago. We talked about how different our lives are than we had ever imagined and we talked about how we wouldn't change a thing! We got in the hottub for a while before we got ready for the day and then went to lunch. Doug had a big surprise for me, so we did some shopping for that but didn't find what he wanted to surprise me with. That will keep and is still in the works. Then, we went to see Sleeping Beauty together. I was surprised at how packed the theater was for an afternoon matinee, but then again, it was Spring Break.
We came home to check on the girls and see what was happening at home for a bit. My shoulder does not do the sitting up for long periods well, so we had a short nap. We were still full from lunch and decided to go to the Crepery for a treat at about 7, then came home for a late night dvd. A perfect for us, simple, casual, fun and romantic day. It really was.
I can't believe that we've been married forty years. That's just insane! Forty years! It's crazy to imagine! Doug kept saying that he can't wait for the next forty. I kept saying, "Not in this life! I don't want to live to be 98 on earth! Too many aches and pains that go along with! (Spoken from the mind of the bionic shoulder lady!) But, I'll happily take eternity!"
It was a perfect weekend for us, though. We just hung out together. Nothing fancy or big at all. I remember my grandparents 42nd anniversary celebration and asking Uncle Bobby why he did 42. He said that he didn't think that Grannie and Granddaddy would live until their 50th. He was right. Granddaddy passed away less than two years later and Granny was gone shortly after that. It's strange how he knew. I was in my 20s at the time and that seemed so old and so long. Now, in my 50s, even burying a good friend yesterday, I still feel young and the end of life seems forever away still! I plan on a very fun celebration at fifty years, that's for sure! Let's hope that it is, anyway!
Anyway... It's been a wonderful four decades. It's been a rollercoaster of the ups and downs of life. But, I can't imagine or wouldn't want to imagine life with anyone else on this earth! He's my better half, my soul mate, my true love. I am blessed with this good man who treats me like a queen and as though his soul purpose is to make me happy. I am so blessed to have him as my soulmate! My friends all agree that I won the husband lottery! I couldn't agree more! I am blessed! And as Doug says, "We're only beginning!" Life is good!