Friday, August 20, 2010

Forty Years of Wedded Bliss!

Yup, this Sunday we celebrate 40 years of marriage. Bob and I were married August 22, 1970 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Pelham, New Hampshire. We had about 70 guests and had a reception at a golf club afterwards. We spent the next ten days driving over 5,000 miles on our honeymoon - camping across Canada on the Trans-Canadian Highway, attending Mary and Tasos' wedding in Illinois and then heading down to Kentucky to see Bob's alma mater, Eastern Kentucky University. Three wonderful sons were born in 1972, 1974 and 1980 - Scott, Mike and Eric (short, strong names with such a long last name), respectively. We now have five grandchildren - Josie, Sasha, Andrew, Joey and Catherine. Seems just like yesterday that we joined hands at the altar - two scared young people, not knowing what the future would hold for them.

We've had many ups and downs - job changes, personal challenges - but, the joys and blessings have SO outweighed the concerns and upsets. We have seen our kids grow, seek their futures and form wonderful relationships. We have both been blessed with the love of travel and have visited countries all over the world. I have a very patient and loving husband who has pushed me to visit new places, try new foods and get home from work on time (never!). My hope is that we have many more years together, especially after I retire in September 2012. We'll see...but, it has been quite a ride!