Today is our 39th anniversary. We met less than a year before we married and waited only a short 6 weeks between engagement and the wedding. That was 6 weeks of a sling on my left arm holding a separated shoulder in place and recovery. It has been a wonderful 39 years, raising 3 children, seeing them have children for us to love, buying a couple of houses and building our retirement home.
We tend to indulge each other’s wants when the finances allow. If he is asked what he wants for a gift giving opportunity, he is reticent to provide ideas, and there have been few occasions where he was surprised. We usually get each other items that are suggested or in his case, dragged out of him, so gift giving is rarely a surprise anyway.
There were no plans to do more than the token card and dinner out tonight, but the weekend brought me the new to me antique Walking Wheel spinning wheel. It didn’t have to come home with us, but he bought it for me for our anniversary and Valentine’s Day. That gift can’t be reciprocated in kind, so what is one to do. The one thing he wants is to not be feeling the arthritis in his back that is causing him several issues and has curtailed several activities he enjoys. I can’t give him that, I am not a doctor or a miracle worker, though I wish I could provide him relief.
My gift to him today is to publicly let the world know that he has been and continues to be the best husband, friend, and love of my life that I could have asked for. He is a wonderful father, a loving grandfather, wise and caring. He has a sense of humor that sometimes I miss, sometimes I want to miss. I want him to know that I will do whatever I can to support him emotionally, to love him unconditionally and to let the world know that he is the best ever.
I love you babe! Forever! Want 39 more?