Taking into account the feelings, thoughts, and emotions of your friends and family will deepen your relationships and unlock a new sense of positivity that will naturally impact everyone involved.
Wedding anniversaries are important dates to celebrate. Here are some ideas to help you think outside the box when you’re making plans to celebrate your special day.
My friend. My inspiration. May we have many more ‘ordinary moments’.
Knock on wood, so far there has not been a ‘what next’ in at least a month. So we are more than grateful for that. He saw his surgeon recently and he took an x-ray of my husband’s lungs – it was an all-clear. He saw his oncologist too and will not see him again until October.
I’m not sure what the shelf life is for “What are you doing with all your free time now that the kids are gone?” but I’m still hearing it on a regular basis, and we’re entering year two. That’s the second year of a clean, fresh-smelling, private space, I mean, lonely, desolate nest.
I think of you often, but especially around this time – August, 30th 1985, the anniversary of your death. I realized recently that I have forgotten how your voice sounds. How wonderful it would be to have a recording of it.
Love requires two people who are willing to do the work and not give up. If I was not willing to risk the unusual, I would have had to settle for the ordinary. I ended up with a marriage nothing less than extraordinary.
In the quiet, I understood. I had learned the lessons, and this was an opportunity to apply the wisdom and do it differently. This time, I would love me first.
Such is the tragedy of misguided loyalty practiced in the name of love. As a boy, I was led to believe that not hating the one meant not loving the other.
Leaving, I felt the awesome power of joy and love that defined his life – with none of the transitory, smoky mirrors of “stardom.” Suddenly, the gift he was giving us hit home: all things must pass; but, we’re still here. If there’s any good we can do, let it be now. Keep the music going!