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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

35 Years and Counting

Today marks 35 years in my relationship with my spouse.  We are pictured here near the beginning of that time, and in some ways it seems just like yesterday and in other ways it seems a lifetime away.  we were so much older then, we are younger than that now.  Meaning we had no idea what we were getting into, but we thought we did, and so onward we plunged into the future together.

The good news is that I wouldn't have it any other way.  Despite the fact that we are undergoing yet another cancer experience in our family of origin, and no one would wish that on anyone, I inherently accept that there will be hard times with the good ones, that all is not perfect and that life is not fair.  Now that the cancer battler is me, I guess I have to believe this, but the saying that is attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, and goes something like this has always resonated with me:
"What lies in front of you and what lies behind you pales in comparison to what lies within you."
I only hope that I can live up to it.  Much love my dear, and may we cherish the years together.


  1. Tears in my eyes. Beautiful. Hoping you feel okay. I think of you often.

  2. You guys have an amazing relationship- that's what gets us through the struggles in life😘

  3. Hi Cathy,
    Congrats on your 35th!!!
    I'm online all day but not on Facebook so finally figured out a way to write to you.
    I have such strong and fond memories of you and Joel way back when. All the years combine, they melt into a dream, as the song goes.
    Please know that Marnie and I are thinking of you in days, weeks and years ahead.
    With love,