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!