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Monday, November 9, 2020

#30 Days of Gratitude - Day 14: Love

 Yesterday, I talked about my eyes and how much better they are post cataract surgery. What I didn't say was sometimes I misread things and that's what happened. Day 13 was supposed to be love; Day 14 was books. Oh, well. Today, I get to talk about love.

We all know there are different kinds of love--romantic love, platonic love, familial love, and so on. So far on the list of Gratitude Days, I've talked about love of friends, love of family, love of music and books, love of pets.

Romantic love seems appropriate today. My best friend--the one who texts--and I taught school together. She and a woman who subbed for us decided to fix me up with a guy the sub's husband worked with. My first blind date. He called and we talked for over an hour. We went out for "just" a drink and ended up having dinner then going to a movie. After dating three times, I told my dad this guy was really special. That was Father's Day. We got engaged in August, married on Thanksgiving Day. Fast, huh?

We were both older. We knew what we wanted out of life. And we knew we wanted the other in our lives. This Thanksgiving, we'll celebrate 48 years of marriage. We raised two terrific kids and have 5 brilliant grandchildren. (Doesn't everyone think their offspring are brilliant?) I guess we done good.  

As I mention in the acknowledgement in my books, I'm so glad our friends arranged that blind date. More than that I'm grateful to share my life with a wonderful husband. And we have many more years ahead.

Here's info about the #30 Days of Gratitude.

Join in the fun! Here's the Form: 30 Days of Gratitude 2020 Blog Hop

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  1. Love your story about how you met your husband. It's so sweet. You both look so happy in the last picture you share.

  2. Congratulations on 48 years! We celebrated 48 in June. We met our senior year of high school when two schools merged, and now when I think how young we were and what we didn't know, it's amazing we've lasted this long. But I'm thankful it has. Here's to many more years for us all!

    1. I wonder how we've stayed married this long, too. Maybe we're too stubborn to give up. LOL Yes, many more years for all of us.


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