30 years ago… 1986… was a year of many changes
In April, my husband had passed away… end of April
I started my first job in about 20 or more years… June
brought the leaving of my twin son’s to different states
as they graduated from high school… So in a short few
months we went from a household of 5 to 2. My youngest
still living at home and going to high school. And me
being in full charge of our lives.
In October, or so, after doing so many double shifts,
and doing 6 days a week, many times… a family
friend suggested I take a night to go out to dinner, and
a movie. That I needed a break. And we did. With a
funny thing happen at the end of the night. I got home
at midnight. Only to be greeted at the door by my
daughter and a visiting son… demanding where had
I gone.. after, all dinner and a movie doesn’t last until
Midnight. I never laughed so hard in my life…as I
told them…. “So how does it feel to have the shoe on
the other foot”… But the answer was.. after the movie
and a late dinner, we sat and talked with a glass of wine,
next to a fireplace at the restaurant.
That started a 30 year relationship, which took 13 years
to decide to make it a permanent one. And here we are
17 years married, later yesterday… still together… and still strong.