Today we celebrate our Wedding Anniversary...33 years.
We've been "in a relationship" for 35 years,
(if there had been such a thing as Facebook, back then)
We both wore 80's big glasses
and my hairstyle was the fashionable curly perm...yikes!
This week Katie Couric joins 25 million other parents preparing to be empty nesters.
Guests on her show discussed how to make the transition easier.
It's hard to explain the conflicting emotions of being extremely happy and extremely sad...all at the same time.
One of the obvious tips is to
"Rediscover the love of your life".
My best advice is to maintain that relationship all along, so that when the last child leaves for college, you don't find yourself living with a stranger!
I had forgotten what we did in those early years before our first daughter was born.
So I had to get out the old photo albums.
Of course, you all know that my hubby has always been a 'rock star',
I have always been a groupie, taking pictures of the band.
We took weekend trips to visit my favorite Aunt Vivian and Uncle Jim.
My hubby loved to go fishing with Uncle Jim. He had a big Bass Tracker...and we all know that Minnesota is the "Land of 10,000 Lakes".
We also visited the farm and my Grandpa Gustav.
We played cards and games with the family.
It looks like Yahtzee this Christmas.
We had family cook-outs at the lake...
enjoying the warm summer evenings outside.
While so much has changed...
there are so many things that stay the same.
Happy Anniversary, Honey,
Here's to 35 more years "in a relationship" with you!