Friday, July 20, 2012
The story goes that there was a ladder suspended in space and time from a thin rope. On the ladder were twelve people, eleven men and one woman. As the ladder twisted and creaked under their weight the rope began to break. The group decided that one person would have to jump off the ladder so the other eleven could survive. The woman raised her hand and jumped while the men applauded her action.
It most often goes unnoticed. In the midst of lifes activities the small day to day sacrifices are made to keep a relationship whole and flourishing. In most cases it is the woman in that relationship who gracefully acquiesces and sacrifices so the relationship can thrive.
So on this hot July morning, so similar to the one we experienced thirty eight years ago, I raise my glass to my wife, my friend and my partner and wish her a most happy anniversary and a sincere thanks for the love and sacrifice shes shown me.
Happy Anniversary Joan