Last night, on the eve of our 36th wedding anniversary, I sit at the kitchen table eating dinner with my husband and learn that I don't know everything about him. And isn't that what we want - to have some mystery in long standing relationships?
During our conversation he shared a thought, which will remain private here, that I had not heard before. After all these years, I express wonder that he hasn't mentioned this before.
It just goes to illustrate that we can never completely know everything about a person, no matter how many years we have been with him or her.
Speaking of years, I look back on the young woman I was of 21 years who decided to marry this fellow after dating him for 6 weeks. I felt a bit scared at how sure I was of him. It didn't feel logical. It felt right. I struggled (briefly) with trusting myself. But when well being floods all your cells, you go with it!
As years fly by, I know some things don't change. Michael is the guy I want by my side. He still makes me laugh, and fills me with love. He and I are lucky to be together. Yet we have worked on staying together too. Nothing is maintenance free!
While the rest of you celebrate Ground Hogs Day, I raise a toast to my Sweetie and look forward to many more days and years ahead with you, MRC!