I’m writing this on Wednesday (yesterday), which was mine and Bob’s and my 48th Anniversary. And yes, we really are that old. LOL But you know, I wouldn’t go back to those younger days for anything. We are so blessed where we are.
We’ve been blessed with amazing opportunities during our years in Fort Worth. Opportunities to serve, grow, and learn. We’ve been a member of Ridlgea Presbyterian Church for 47 years and treasure our experiences and our family there. (The congregation has certainly experienced changes over the years, but we keep on keeping on.)
Over the years, I’ve shared stories and pics of our daughters, SsILs, and grands. There again we are blessed. They live close and they like us. (Most of the time.) 😊
This pic was taken in our old house.
I know so many people who don’t live near there grands. I grew up that way and was always jealous of the cousins who just had a different relationship with the grandparents than did I.
Searching for a picture of Bob or one of us together to put on FB Wednesday morning, I couldn’t find many, but I found some good ones on my computer. At some point pictures will be really important to a remaining spouse.
From one of our trips to Maine.
We’ve had, it seems, an inordinate number of spouses die suddenly or with little preparation time. and that makes me very conscious of the tentativeness of our lives and makes me grateful for every breath we take and step we walk. (We still haven’t made the visit to the funeral home to make arrangements, but it’s moved up higher on my list of todos. 😊)
Bob & Charley at old house in big (for us) snow.
We celebrated this milestone with supper at the City Club one of my favorite places. I even splurged on wine, which I’ve cut out for the duration until weight and blood sugar levels are better. Lovely evening reminiscing over the 48 years and planning for the next 27 years. (We took out a 75-year lease with each other when we married. Plans are to re-evaluate at that point.) LOL
Sea bass, zucchini, and green beans.
Key Lime Pie And wonderful wine. Lovely dinner.