25th Wedding Anniversary!

Today, Natalie and I celebrate 25 years of marriage. In 25 years, we have experienced a great deal as husband and wife, best friends, and parents:

  • 2 lovely and talented daughters
  • 1 house – paid for!
  • 1 dog
  • 2 cats
  • 12 cars (!)
  • 6 wonderful grandparents for our kids
  • Lots of supportive family and friends
  • More musical instruments, dance costumes, computers, Polish Pottery and cameras than you can count!
  • Dozens of dance recitals and competitions, band performances, cheer competitions, proms, homecomings, NHS banquets and many other moments of pride for our daughters
  • Lots of great trips to Maine, California, Florida, North Carolina, backwoods cabins and more
  • Many hours spent cooking together and entertaining for friends and family
  • Thousands of hours volunteering for PTO, Church, Band, Dance, JDRF and more

It is truly amazing to realize we have spent 30 years together – 5 before marriage and 25 since. I hope that this is just the start. As we enter the next stage of our life with grown children, I pray we become even closer and experience even more together.

Though I am not a huge fan of John Lennon, he did write a wonderful lyric/poem, inspired no doubt by Robert Browning:

Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be
When our time has come

We will be as one
God bless our love
God bless our love

Grow old along with me
Two branches of one tree

Face the setting sun
When the day is done
God bless our love
God bless our love

Spending our lives together
Man and wife together
World without end

World without end

Grow old along with me
Whatever fate decrees

We will see it through
For our love is true
God bless our love
God bless our love

Nan, I love you. Happy Anniversary!

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