Forty-Five Years Is Not Enough

Happy adversity anniversary, dear wife.

We are celebrating our forty-fifth wedding anniversary today. Yes, we were married on August 26, 1967 at the First Baptist Church in a small town in Tennessee where we promised to love, honor, and cherish each other, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, for better or worse as long as we both shall live. I couldn’t talk her into adding “obey” to the vows.

We agree that these have been the best years of our lives. As a matter of fact, we agree that we have been married all our lives. No regrets, here.

Put together on a blind date when we were sophomores in college, we never dated anyone else. I was not looking for a wife then. God intervened and I married the person that would become my best friend for life.

We could talk about the bad times, but there have been few in our relationship.

So, we celebrate our marriage and our lives together, still in love and acting like kids.

Life is good.

6 thoughts on “Forty-Five Years Is Not Enough”

  1. congratulations on 45 years. that’s awesome! spouses who are best friends are the luckiest people, imho. “obey” would have been a tough sell for me too 😉 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  2. It seems that “love, honor, and obey” have disappeared from marriage vows. it has been a good time, anyway.

  3. My best friends from college days got married about the same time, and they are all still married. I think it has to do with one’s parents and their marriage. I joke that we have always been too lazy and too cheap to divorce.

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