Celebrating Soul Mates...our Twenty-Sixth year...

" A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be....Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life."
--Richard Bach


Mike and I celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary.

February 19th 1983

Mike and I on our wedding day.
This snapshot was taken by my best friend's father.

This is a recent picture of Mike and I.
He surprised me with a gondola ride in Naples
(California...not Italy :).


Some fleeting thoughts on marriage...

We saw the movie "Marley and Me" last night. Owen Wilson's character said something we don't hear very often in movies or on TV these days: When he and his wife were going through a very rough patch in their relationship an un-married friend was subtly urging the husband to leave. His character's response to this was (and I paraphrase) "...what's the matter with you don't throw something like this away mend it, don't end it."
Of, course, this obviously doesn't apply to every situation.
That being said (in my humble opinion) it is often worth the time and trouble to mend something that was once treasured and considered valuable...if the option is available.
Living as we do, in a throw-away society, is it any wonder that this simple, pragmatic wisdom is often forgotten?