Like Only Yesterday
It's our wedding anniversary today. Seem like only yesterday when Wifey proposed. She said, "We're getting married or else." Wifey popped the question (made the ultimatum?) during a drive up the coast on Highway One to her parents home for Thanksgiving dinner.
I was driving. She was riding. The least she could have done was get down on one knee, look deeply into my eyes, pull out a ring and say, "Oh my darling man, who's my life's project, will you marry me?"
Well, I said, since you put it that way . . . get married or else . . .that's an offer that I cannot refuse. I definitely didn't want to suffer the consequences of "or else" meant but it seemed that no marriage equaled Bob being dumped. Didn't want to lose my tall, long legged, bright spirited, redheaded woman.
As the story goes I said yes and the two of us were married several months later.
Marriage is not a bed of roses. You learn to take the bitter with the sweet. Give. Take. Compromise. Grin and bare it.
Looking back years later on that Thanksgiving day drive up the coast there's only thought in mind: Damn good decision to accept the lady's proposition of marriage.
Tonight it's an Italian dinner out with family and friends. We'll speak to the memories and thoughts of what we'll do between today and our next anniversary. Privately Wifey and I will take time to share personal thoughts on our relationship and what we mean to each other.
It's all good. Ya think?