28 Years Later (it’s our anniversary!)

Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.  ~Gene Perret

Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. ~Gene Perret

Most days I blah-blah-blah about whatever it is that’s rattling around in my head.  Maybe it’s politics.  Might be music.  Could be something I’m ticked off about.  Every so often it’s about something I’m feeling pretty good about.

Nothing particularly earth-shattering about today.  It’s just my 28th wedding anniversary.

You’ve heard of 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later?   Welcome to 28 Years Later but don’t expect no sequels.  If this doesn’t work, this is IT!

But so far, so good.   Most of the time it’s been 28 years of (relatively) wedded bliss.  Of course, Vanessa and I are in agreement the first five to seven years really wasn’t a whole lot of fun.

Despite dating for five years, you never know how much you have to learn about someone until you’re seeing them every damn day and night of your life.   You’re going to learn things that may shock, depress, amaze and inspire you.

I’d like to think we’ve experienced all that and then some.

Today is pretty much an unplanned series of events.   We’ll go to the gym and get a workout in.  Maybe grab a little lunch.  Chill for the bulk of the daylight hours (though it’s dark and cloudy right now) and tonight we have dinner reservations as a restaurant we’ve been thinking about checking out for years.   After that, it would be nice if we could find a nice club that plays some jazz and serves some good drinks.   That’s not an easy combo to come by in Columbus.

What about the orchids?

According to Ask.com, orchids are the chosen flower of 28th anniversary celebrations and why is this you may well ask?

Just as an orchid plant is breathtaking, your twenty-eighth year of marriage can be a breathtaking time of change in your marriage as your children chart their own course in life and the two of you have more time alone together.

Breathtaking?   As this age, sometimes it’s hard to get another breath.   Can’t disagree with the sentiment about the kids though.

Vanessa and I will share a drink or two tonight and wonder how many couples we’ve known over the years are still together.

28 years together.  As I tell the lady of my life, “A lot of murderers don’t get that much time.”

Happy Anniversary, Vanessa.   In my heart you will always have a home.

p.s.  Just to prove I’m not so old I’ve forgotten all the details, here’s our wedding song from that day long ago and far away.