three years now

“Sometimes you just don’t know the value of a moment until becomes a memory.”

                                                                                                             ~  Dr. Suess  

We knew.

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Three years now since the heart beats in the Fisherman’s chest.   In silence, we remember our donor, his family, and value of the memory of those days. 

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anniversary’s

surprise visits

great school days

cooler morning

a dog that likes to be outside

relationships growing

new beginnings

long talks with the oldest

 

 

23 years and counting. . .

Today is my 23 wedding anniversary.

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I remember when I got married, an older cousin said to me: “ You think you love him now? Just wait, it get’s better.” and I thought – how could I possibly love him more then now? Part of me couldn’t wait. . . part of me doubted her.

I mean after all, what would she know about love and life – she was older and had  been married like  forever.

I was in my 20’s.  

I knew everything.  

I was getting married. 

I think back on that and laugh at myself,  23 years later, I’m still in my 20’s but, now there is a big difference:

I know only one thing now.  

She was right!

and I’m blown away. 

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1.) I’m thankful today is Father’s day . . . and I have a reason to celebrate.  Even though my father is not here physically – He is always with us.

2.) I am thankful for 23 years with Mark.

3.) I am thankful he works so hard to keep our family going.

real life. . .

Today is my 22 wedding anniversary.  

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Has it always been smooth sailing?

No!  

Some days I have thought the ship might sink. . .

but, you know what?

I’d marry him all over again in an instant.  He takes my breath away, and I simply believe in him.  

Smooth sailing is for wimps. I have  a real life to live.

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