Monday, July 18, 2011
I sat down to write a blog post and it occurred to me that I have not yet shared with my SP friends just how lucky I am to have such a great guy in my life.
I met John in pretty typical fashion, in my sophomore year of college. He was a junior, on the swim team and I thought he was adorable. He was (and is) brilliant, a true gentleman with a goofy sense of humor and giant blue eyes - - I was completely and totally smitten.
We got engaged while still in college and after he graduated, he moved to Chicago for his first real job. I missed him terribly and was so glad to marry him in May of 1987 and move to Chicago to be with him. I finished college there and after less than a year of marriage, was pregnant with our son, Dan.
We moved back to SE Wisconsin when Dan was about a month old and have lived here ever since, in a 170 year-old stone farmhouse, that we did most of the remodeling work ourselves. We had a daughter, Emily three years later and feel so lucky to have them in my life.
Gratitude is part of every day for me now. I have so mch to be thankful for! I hope you do too!