A different anniversary!
Well sweetheart we would be celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary on the 27th of this month. As it is I hope no one even wishes me happy birthday since they are on the same day. We didn't normally do much on our anniversary since we were always saving for summer to take some of our wonderful trips.But there were a few years you couldn't seem to help yoursel and went all out.
I didn't get very many cards and you were always teasing me I didn't keep them anyway. But surprise ! Surprise! You were normally right but I have the birthday card and anniversary card you got me for our 30th anniversary. It read;
Love is the bond that held us close through years of trust and sharing....
Love is the bond that's strengthened us through gentleness and caring....
Love is the bond that's set us free to follow our dreams together....
Love is the bond that joins our hearts-
Then you wrote;
Well honey can you believe it? 30 years and we're still going strong. That sure beat the odds that some people gave us when we got married. It's been quite a trip. A few downs but a lot of ups.
Remember just the two of us on the fantail of the "Columbia" going up the inside passage? An unforgettable expierience!!! Seeing Emerald Lake Muncho Lake the Mountains the animals the bears at Hyder glacier cruises water falls and above all else the anticipation of WHATS NEXT???
I'm a winner!!! I have a caring loving wife who demands little loves lots likes almost everything I do and almost understands me. I'm married to my best friend and happy. I love you Carla.
Then you did a double whammy and gave me a beautiful birthday card that year too! But that was you always doing the unexpected .
To My Wife
I'm so lucky to have you in my life .
Sweetheart I'm so glad I get to share my life with you. For there is so much warmth and gentleness in everything you do...
You listen to my plans and dreams and show me that you care. When I need your understanding and your love your always there. You never try to change me into something that I'm not. And you put your faith and trust in me--that really means a lot.. You're such a special woman and I'm your biggest fan- You're the greatest wife there is and I'm a very lucky man.
Happy birthday and all my love love you always.
I'm sorry I was never the mushy sentimental type. But I was basically raised with boys. And the women in my life were not the ideal feminine role models for normal girly stuff. But your cards meant a lot to me or I would not have kept them. I don't know if I ever told you I took them to work and a couple of the girls cried when they read them. They were the mushy girly girls.
A lot of what you said in your cards could have been turned around and I could have said the same things. You stood up for me when you thought it was necessary and stood behind me pushing me forward when you thought I had a goal I wanted to reach..... and always cheering me on.So that showed you had faith and trust in me even though you were always teasing me about doing things backwards. As I told you 'Who cares as long as it gets done.'
I loved you from the second time we met but not being a girly girl that pursued you seemed to keep you interested. I never reacted the way you thought I would to different things that came up and that seemed to intrigue you. It irritated you so much that I wouldn't tell you I loved you when you told me that you loved me. My response was;" I like you too. " I had trust issues and I wasn't letting anyone have that control until I was sure I could trust them. But when I gave my love to you ...I gave it all and you still have it So happy wedding anniversary. I know your looking down and smiling with that little crooked grin and that sparkle in your eyes. I love you now and forever.
Your best friend and wife Carla Close