8 hours ago
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Mrs. T's Anniversary
It wouldn't be out of line to wonder why, in Mayberry, 2 otherwise sensible people would marry on the the Ides of January. The wedding day itself may have passable weather, but you set yourself up for a lifetime of dreary, cold, and inclement anniversaries. And so we have.
I take full responsibility for the January decision. My bride to be wanted to be married in the fall, but several important cogs in our wheel were not available. I however, wanted to make certain my bride was Y2K compatible (that was important in those days). She offered no prior assurances, saying only that things would work out, "you'll see" she said repeatedly. She wasn't Y2K compatible and knew it, while I still wait to see how things will work out. Two or 3 times each week I'm likely to hear "I told you things would work out", to which I reply "ya, but you never said when", and so it goes. Still, I am the happiest married man ever.
Today's anniversary, like all others is Mrs. T's anniversary. I'm blessed beyond measure simply to circle in her orbit, it's her universe and I'm joyously along for the ride. I've said before and I repeat today, I did not marry my best friend, she does not complete me, she is not my soul mate. She does however make us "we", and together we are indomitable. I love her madly.
Thank you love for our wonderful life together, and yes, I'll sign up for at least another year.