December 8, 2015
Time passes so quickly that we hardly notice it. Yet, looking through our wedding album, I know how much has happened and how much has changed. Of our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who where there that day, only a few are still living. My sister, who was just 15 when she served as my maid of honor, is now the mother of two teenagers. Many of our friends have become grandparents.
When I look at our wedding pictures, I'm struck by how young and fresh we looked. While I know that I look my age today, in my heart I don't feel a day older than I did then. And when I take a close look at my husband, I can still see the handsome young man I fell in love with so long ago.
Whatever we may have imagined our future would bring, we never could have predicted all the things that really happened. I don't recall whether the words "for better or worse" were actually spoken during our ceremony, but we have had them both. It's been an amazing journey so far.
Thirty years later, we are still making big plans and imagining a future that will undoubtedly hold many more surprises.
Happy anniversary, honey.