Embracing 22 Years

Today I have been married for 22 years to my high-school sweetheart. We met in 11th grade when I was 15 and he was 17, began dating in May of 1987, and were together for 6 months before I moved 1,100 miles away, and our relationship became long-distance. This was during the dinosaur-days, mind you, when there were no cell-phones, no internet in every home and no wireless technology coursing through the airwaves. There were pen and paper and stamps and there were phone bills to mark up, and there was much sadness and longing. Then all of my dreams came true…

This morning we drink coffee out of our copper-colored anniversary mugs. Copper is the 22 year gift I found somewhere on the internet.

My thoughtful husband gave me my gift early. Last Saturday, in fact. It was another charm for my bracelet called Swan Embrace symbolic of both our love and my intention for the year. Neither of us knew at the time that the jewelry store would be closed this week for the holiday and that sickness would take over our life afterwards. It was a sweet grace.

I gave him something besides coffee mugs. Maybe I will take a picture later. It’s very G-rated.

It’s going to be a laid-back kind of day. No big celebration other than that of being together in our house of love watching our life together continue to unravel unfold.

2 thoughts on “Embracing 22 Years

  1. Davene Grace

    Congratulations, dear friend, on 22 years! You have invested so much in your marriage and are a great example of someone who pushes through the tough stuff and doesn’t give up, knowing that you’ll find gold on the other side. Steve is a big chunk of gold that God has given you, and you are the same for him! 🙂


Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.

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