Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Today is our 31st (gulp) wedding anniversary. Reading back over previous anniversary-related posts,  I was struck by the references to challenges, upheavals, changes -- especially over the past three years. 2013 -- dh's job loss. 2015 -- mine.

This past year was no different. Condo hunting & bidding, decluttering & putting our house up for sale, and selling it -- all in the space of less than three weeks (!) -- and then moving, and all the upheaval related to that -- yeah, it's been challenging, to say the least.  In fact, I would say the first few months of 2016 rank right up there with the turbulence of infertility treatment, in terms of stress and misery.

Long story short: we're here. We survived.  And things have been looking up again. Most importantly, dh is happier than he has been in a very long time. That makes ME happy -- makes all the upheaval worthwhile. (Well, that, and my glorious new kitchen, lol.)

So here's to new beginnings. :)  Here's to happy memories from 31 years ago.  And to surviving 31 years of ups and downs, and ups again, in between. And hanging in there, for better or for worse, through thick and through thin. And staying best friends, as well as partners. And here's to at least 31 more. :)


  1. Happy 31st anniversary! Ironically, the suggested gift is a timepiece. With all that's happened and the theme of time, plus remembering your own post about a treasured watch, I can't shake the symbolism.

  2. 31 years! How amazing! It's inspiring to see someone who has truly been through the muck of things make it out on the other end and celebrate 31 years of marriage. Happy Anniversary!! <3

  3. Congratulations on your 31st anniversary! Wow! So glad you made it through all the ups and downs :-)

  4. Congratulations to you both.
    And yes, here's to 31 more <3

  5. You're here. You survived. And you're relishing new beginnings even after 31 years - the sign of a vibrant relationship. How fabulous. Congratulations!