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Forty Years is a LONG time to do anything!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Today is Easter Sunday. Today is also our 40th Wedding Anniversary.
The sheer length of forty years is mind boggling to me. Not really sure how that time has passed. I know some of the time seems to have gone in warped speed. The short time from when my daughters were born - to taking them to kindergarten - to packing them off to college ~ flew by! Balanced then by the interminable days of waking, getting them up, fed, to school, myself to work, shopping, home, laundry, cooking dinner, cleaning, organizing, planning, bed routine, waking, getting everyone up, dressed out ...etc. Ad Nauseum.

Back then, when you heard that someone was 40 years old, you thought, Oh man, they're really old! And if someone was working in the same job for 40 years, boring that must be. And 40 years married, well, they were old grandparents. How do they stand it!?

Now Pyne and I are here ~ together - still. Same house, the one we bought, and he moved into 2 months before our wedding, and I came home to from our Honeymoon. The house we said was a good starter house. Better to buy, than rent, knowing we'd be moving out, going places.
And today I find myself in my starter house, with my starter husband, with lots of usage and old age showing on all of us. Wondering Where, and How, forty years has gone?

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    Time flys fast
    47 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon emoticon Congratulations on 40 happy years.

    1404 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    such a touching post, hugs
    1418 days ago
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    1474 days ago
    What a wonderful story! CONGRATS Theresa to you and dh and God bless you both.
    Love makes the world go round. You did it and you are so much better for it. It was worth it I am sure. Hope your day was wonderful and you got to celebrate.
    hugs, Irish Ei emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1493 days ago
    Happy Anniversary!-Lynda
    1495 days ago
    Congratulations! 40 years is quite an accomplishment, and one that few seem able to make these days.

    1565 days ago
    I'm just off the Dreadmill--for the 2nd time---hard loose this weight------so nice to hear from you -Lynda
    1566 days ago
    Thank-you for the Birthday wishes!-----Hugs--- Lynda
    1617 days ago
    You sound like a wonderful person--Himself will love yer sleigh--me too!!!---Thank-you-Lynda
    1644 days ago
    congratulations. I have been married 43 years. we rented to start with. We were married three years had our son, left the city, moved to the county. We lived in the same house for 37 years and hubby built us a log cabin up the hill from the home place and turned the home place into an office. You are right the time has passed so fast. I had a birthday the 25 of September and I am 68. It does not compute. I feel much younger. I look at my tall dark headed husband and see white hair that is thin, I see my hair heavy salt and pepper, I see our wrinkles and its funny, like we are not really like that, we are young and vibrant under this cover of age. We are playing at being old. We are really young. This is all so surreal.
    1697 days ago
    Theresa, best wishes on your relationship, your house, your everything.

    I am sorry but you really crack me up when you write. You have this Mark Twain-esque kind of humour and I love it.

    I am now 64 and I can feel and remember when I was 5, 13, 19, 23, 30, 40, 50, 60...How could it be that I am my mother's age? She lived until she was 64. My brother and sister have far exceeded my dad and mom's age. If only I am so lucky!

    hugs and hugs
    1707 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Congratulation, belated but heartfelt.

    I'm in the same house with same hubby and I love it. I'm 80 next year and not a person to have regrets - what's the point, eh? But I do understand what you're saying.

    Time flies and you wonder where it went, where did your life go, etc. Winter is not a good time for most of us, being cooped up in the house most of the time, snowed in at times, cold outside, brrrr. But Spring is here and we can get out, get working in the garden or sit on the porch and people watch.

    Enjoy your life, we only get to go round it once.
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    1827 days ago
    I enjoyed reading about your anniversary--same house etc--kinda like here--Enjoy the Spring--SPRING HAS SPRUNG!--Lynda emoticon
    1842 days ago
    This 44 yer old sez Happy Anniversary. :)
    1858 days ago
    My hearty congratulations to you and your husband on your anniversary! It is also a wonder to me --- how the years have flown by! Our sons are grown, and now we have four grandsons. Our 44th anniversary is this summer.... He is still my prince!
    Best wishes!
    1858 days ago
    Hope your anniversary and your Easter were both fantabulous and that you have another 40 years of joy and blessings ahead of you
    1858 days ago
    Congrats Theresa ... not bad to weather life's storms and still be together. I'm in my 3rd starter home (20 years) and Mike & I been together for 25 and I wonder where that time went as well...
    1858 days ago
    Nothing wrong with starter houses OR husbands. Can't say we're still in our first home (thank God for small favors, as we lived with his parents for a few months), but the starter husband is just fine, thank you! LOL! Here's to another 40 years...or however many God blesses you with. Wishing you all the best, Theresa! Jeannie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1858 days ago
    1859 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon What a lovely "Happy Easter" story emoticon ... two love birds still sharing the same nest emoticon emoticon and emoticon May God continue to bless you both today and always emoticon emoticon
    1859 days ago
    emoticon What a great story Theresa!!! And you are so right!! back when we were young did we ever think getting to be women of a certain age would happen to us? So busy living our lives just like you said, kids, hubbies, working, taking care of everything and just one day here we are!! Where did that time go?? My mother used to say time flies and I would laugh at her!! What did I know back then???

    My hubs and I are coming up on 42 anniversary this September. And I knew him for years before that, grew up with him, he was one of my brother's best friends. And the fact that he is still breathing is a testament to my patience and understanding. emoticon

    Have a wonderful special day and Happy Easter!!

    1859 days ago
    1859 days ago
    Happy Anniversary! What an amazing story! My Mom and Dad were together 54 years when my Dad passed. You just don't see that anymore these days:)
    1859 days ago
    Happy anniversary.
    1859 days ago
    Congratulations. I've been married to the same man for 39 years and through all of life's ups and downs there is no one I would rather spend every day of my life with. It's such a comfort having stability in your life and someone who knows and understands you more than anyone else ever can.
    1859 days ago
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