Sunday, August 14, 2016

it was 40 years ago today...


Forty years. That's nearly twice as long as it took me to attain legal age, several years longer than any one place I have ever lived, almost twice the number of years I was in school, the number in the Torah that meant a really really long long time we can't even count that high.

Forty years ago today Marc and I stood up in front of family and friends and made promises to love and cherish through better or worse forsaking all others til death do us part. Seemed easy then. It wasn't always easy. In fact, many years it was downright hard and seemed impossible. More than once we were on the brink. But somehow, we always managed to persevere either through stubbornness, fear, devotion, uncertainty, acceptance, or maybe just love.





20 comments:

  1. Congratulations, sister-friend. Forty years is one hell of an achievement. And I always say that if we knew a tenth of what we were standing up there promising when we got married, we'd probably run like hell.
    Or. Maybe not.
    Maybe not.

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  2. Congratulations. Forty years to celebrate has brought this lurking blogger out of hiding to comment. Fabulous. All the best.

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  3. Congratulations Ellen and Marc. I love the picture ❤️

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  4. Sometimes it is difficult to understand why we keep going...for whatever reason, we do...congratulations!!

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  5. Congratulations to you both for having the patience, good humor, and just plain doggedness to make it to such a milestone. It's worthy of admiration -- and a good celebration, too!

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  6. Beautiful. Happy Anniversary, you two. :)

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  7. Well done, each and every one of those forty years.

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  8. Forty years is quite an achievement. Congratulations. This year Mrs. C. and I celebrated our forty-second. Take care.

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  9. Congratulations you two. A lifetime of commitment is a true labor of love. Only after fifty years (this July)I truly understand the work and commitment that goes into keeping marriages together. You fall in love and out on many occasions, and each time you choose to remain and support each other.

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  10. Happy day Ellen - and congratulations - the image is a delight!

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  11. Congratulations, that is a very good milestone to have enjoyed.I admire those who stuck it out through many circumstances.I love to tell my kids i am going to do it again soon and watch the face they make when asking with who.

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  12. Glad you made it as it is all familiar to me; something holds us together as it has been 44 years. Happy day.

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  13. Love your post. So glad you are not perfect and you reflected on how damn hard it is to get there. Congratulations.

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  14. I'll go with love, but that makes it sound easy. Here's to the next 40. Eeek!

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  15. Congratulations. I don't trust anyone who says being in a relationship is effortless! Bravo for your perseverance and the resulting stability and love you've brought to each other over the decades.

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  16. Congratulations Ms. Ellen, We share the same anniversary date. The Boss and I celebrated 46 on Aug 14th. Tell your second in command contrats for me he must be an easy to get along with fellow. :) just teasing.. keep at it and keep the "posts" a'coming. Glenn

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  17. Woo hoo! Congratulations you guys! Only 14 1/2 more years till we hit that number... That seems like a long way down the road. On the other hand, I can't really imagine walking the road with anyone else.

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  18. Congratulations! This photo is a great capture of a special moment. My son's anniversary is on the same date and so far so good for six years.

    I am behind with commenting because I've been traveling with just my phone. I am behind on that learning curve!

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