Wow. Tomorrow Tom and I will have been married 35 whole years! And so today I have a quiz for you:
How are we celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary weekend? (Choose one.)
A.) I am, at this moment, blogging on a laptop beside Tom as we lounge upon an Hawaiian island beach.
B.) We're about to get dressed to drive downtown for the huge 35th anniversary party being held in our honor.
C.) We're inside the viewing car of an Amtrak train weaving through the fields of Nebraska.
D.) We're curled-up in our cozy living room watching The 4400 and Alaska: The Last Frontier, discussing each, and ordering-out for Chinese and grilling steaks.
My longest and most faithful readers instantly knew the answer, didn't you? D. The answer is D.
And you know? Tom and I wouldn't change a thing. Oh, someday we'd love to take another cross country train trip (that's currently the only item upon my bucket list, in fact). But now's not the time.
And you know? Neither of us wishes we were someplace else or that Life had turned out differently. Not even close. Instead, we're so grateful for these decades together spent mostly on the same page and for our lovely daughter (who mailed us organic chocolate and a sweet card) and for a thousand amazing-to-us adventures. And our homes, our cats and our friends. And mostly for God and Grace.
Truly, we are blessed. We know that--and are thankful.
Oh and speaking of parties, we do have a fancy one to attend soon, one I'd kinda like to miss, but Tom was told it would mean career suicide: his company is holding a suit-and-tie Christmas party at the Pierce Arrow Museum in mid-December. We've wanted to visit that museum for ages, but not exactly under these circumstances. heh.
Oh well.... I've blogged about that before and I do need to whip out my can-do-this-happily attitude soon. :)