DH and I have been together for forty years- hard to believe!
We met July 9, 1982, on his eighteenth birthday. It was also our high school’s graduation party. There was a huge after-dance party out at a friend’s farm with at least half of the grads attending. So many people, loud music, alcohol (the parents at the farm took the keys of everyone attending for safekeeping), and a bonfire at least ten feet high- in a word, chaotic.
All of that, yet the moment we bumped into each other it was as though no one else was there. Corny, I know, but true.
We spent every available minute together for the next six months, then moved into a tiny little holiday trailer on his oldest sister’s land ( he’s the baby out of six kids) until we could afford something better.
Here’s a couple of photos from the early days:
Me at the Edmonton, Alberta Museum and DH with my little brother, Michael. (I’m the oldest of three).
Two years later, on June 16th, 1984 we were married under a beautiful blue sky with puffy white clouds.
And four years after that, we became parents of a beautiful baby girl.
If you think I look scared, you’re right! lol
We’ve had many ups and downs during our marriage, but one thing remains true- we loved each other then, and we love each other now.
Today, we plan to visit the beach and generally spend the day together. We may be older, but the romance is still there 🙂
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