This will probably be Joe and I in 20 years. I can hear my sons saying, “Who are you trying to kid, Mom? That’s Joe and you now!” They already have us in the same league as dinosaurs!
In any case, I think growing old together is a wonderful gift. I have friends and family members who are still in marriages that have lasted 30, 40, and 50 years. What a testimony to love, loyalty and longevity. I’m sure their relationships were not always easy, but they made a commitment and a decision to stay with it. I’m not condemning those whose relationships failed to weather the storms; having been divorced after a twelve year marriage, I’d be the last one to cast stones. (The second time has proved more successful. . .we’re approaching 26 years!)
As this is June, the traditional month of nuptials, it seemed appropriate to congratulate those who chose their mates wisely and well; those who had enough faith, kindness, and devotion to not abandon ship when the waters grew turbulent; whose love has endured and perhaps even been deepened by adversity. I admire, envy, and honor them and wish them many more happy years.