i honestly CANNOT believe that leo and i are now celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary! that's the thing about not having kids, we don't have those "living markers" to help us visualize time ... there is the old mirror *laughing* but i don't look in it much, so that doesn't count!!!
one thing about a long marriage ... and i suppose 35 years is getting to be a "long marriage"! ... you look back and you can see the segments in it ... like an orange ... you can separate that 35 years into parts ... first love ... first home ... turbulent times ... surgery years ... arizona years ... cottage living ... spiritual growth ... many many segments of life ... (posts sharing anniversary's past: number 31 ; number 32; number 33; number 34)
and through the 35 years - 26 of them have chronic pain laced through every memory ... it is a joy stealer of even the sweetest moments ... yet, it has also added empathy and continues to be a teaching tool ...
our union would have been disolved long ago, if it weren't for our shared faith in Christ ... to Him be all the glory ...thank you Lord - for being that glue in our marriage ... and more ... so much more each day!