36 years ago today Neil and I married. Unlike today, it was cold, windy and rainy. A sign of luck people said (though what else do folks say on your special day?!) Perhaps they were right. It's been an interesting ride. Lots of challenges, 3 amazing boys, lots of fun. Neil snorts at the expression of 'soulmate' - a word that suggests goodness and light in all things relationship. We are good partners on this journey called marriage.
For me, relationship is where you learn the most about yourself and how you relate with others. It hasn't always been pretty. In fact some of me could be darn ugly. Same with my date. Still we hung in, knowing somewhere we are good people wanting similar things, cutting each other slack albeit at times an uneasy one. Those times shaped us far more than the good times - though I'd be a fool if I didn't say I preferred the good. We had lots of fun too!!
So here's to a fellow that's been my soft (and not so soft) place to land for 36 years. I am so much better for our time together.