Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"13"

A year ago today I wrote a glowing tribute to my wife and the twelve happy years of marriage we had experienced together.  I prefaced the article with the above picture, and I repeat that here now because 1) we don't look any better today than we did then, and 2) it is quite possible that this is the most recent picture of the two of us together.

So.  Today is our thirteenth wedding anniversary.  The number won't seem very large to our contemporaries in this walk down life's pathway, but to two people who were well into their sixties before they started this adventure, it seems pretty significant.

This thirteenth year was no less tempestuous than any of the previous years, but the love is stronger, and if we live long enough we'll let you know how year fourteen went, in, say, about 365 days.

I still love you, JoAnn.


p.s. It turns out that there is a more recent picture, and I've used it before, too.  We were in the jewelry store, just before Christmas.  And here's how it was done.



She took a picture, I took one; and here we are!

13 comments:

Shelly said...

Happy anniversary! You two are a great looking couple and I pray you have many more ahead of you~

Jacquelineand.... said...

Bless your hearts; Happy Anniversary and many more to come!

This year will mark anniversary number twelve for us (in July).

Jim Grey said...

Happy anniversary -- and here's wishing you many more years together!

Secondary Roads said...

Happy anniversary dear friends. Sylvia joins me in wishing you many more years of happiness together.

Vee said...

Happy Anniversary! May you be blessed with many more. Love you both.

vanilla said...

Shelly, thank you so much. It has been an adventure so far!

Jacquelineand, thank you. Keep on keeping on; after 12 comes 13!

Jim, appreciate that. We take it one day at a time, but of course hope for many more.

Chuck, your felicitations are received with gladness!

Vee, thank you. We love you, too.

Grace said...

Happy Anniversary! Many more...

vanilla said...

Grace, we appreciate the greeting and kind thoughts.

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys look so good together! I am hanging around for a bunch more years.

You sure did get yourself a very beautiful bride!

I am so so glad I was online today and didn't miss this.

I wish you guys all the best of everything in the world!

♥ ♥ ♥

vanilla said...

Jackie, thank you so much. The good wishes are appreciated.

Lin said...

Oh, very creative! AND cute!

Happy Anniversary, you two love birds. :)

vanilla said...

Lin, we thank you!

Sharkbytes said...

You lovebirds you! And congrats!