Monday, April 29, 2013

He was a shy boy and I was a not-so-shy girl.

He was a shy boy and I was a not-so-shy girl.  He was quiet, but had an air of confidence about him.  I was not-so-quiet and while I had an air of confidence, inside I was a little less sure of myself.  I think he was the same.  That's how you are when you're 17 and you really like someone.  You shine on the outside but on the inside you just hope he likes you back.  He did.  And now 42 years have passed and we are about to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

If I had waited until now to marry I wouldn't have found a more perfect partner to dance through life with.  He's the calm to my storm, the salt to my pepper, the dessert to my main course.  I love seeing life through his eyes and having him see life through mine.  We are very different people brought together by a love of laughter, family and a very strong set of common beliefs.  I bring adventure to his life and he brings stability to mine and sometimes it is the other way around and that is good.

We have weathered many storms but, to steal a great quote, you don't become a good sailor on calm seas.  We don't agree on a lot of things but over the years have learned to agree to disagree. Well, okay, maybe we're still working on that one.   We have seen and done many, many things we never dreamed we'd see or do.  There are also many, many things we still dream of doing.  In fact, as the years pass by our bucket list gets longer and longer instead of shorter and shorter.

There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not thankful for all he's brought to my life.  But mostly I think that it's so wonderful knowing that some of our best days are still ahead of us!  Joanne Woodward said, "Sexiness wears thin after a while [not yet], and beauty fades [not yet] but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah now that's a real treat."  He does make me laugh every day, this not-so-shy girl who married the oh-so-shy boy, and for the last 40 years life has been a treat! That's what happens when you choose the right one and he chooses you too!

      love is...

Still true !



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Kel! We love you too! Won't be posting this until later next week (when it's REALLY close). Hard to sum up 40 years in a few words but this comes close to what I feel :)

  2. Favourite line: the salt to my pepper. Love this Mom, we are so lucky to have you two as such wonderful role models for what a strong marriage should look like!

  3. Thanks Car! Dad and I both feel blessed to feel the way we feel after so many years, we are the lucky ones!

  4. Many. many congratulations Roxanne and Bob! I hope you are going to celebrate just the way you like to.
    And yes, there are many more adventures to come!