Still Married After All These Years

25 years in

Today is June 20th; it’s my anniversary. Where has the time gone? It seems just a second ago that we were partying our brains out with our two families and shopping for a dress that cost less than $150.

I remember the day itself. I remember spilling a Sloe Gin Fizz on that gown ten seconds into the reception.

Before the receiving line even. Before the guests had even all arrived. Someone handed it to me and I tried to take a sip. I didn’t even know what Sloe Gin was.

I had never worked a 40 hour week. I would begin all that in September when I would start teaching school.

I had just has my wisdom teeth out. I was barely old enough to vote.

Scarier yet, the picture of us both to the left here? It was taken 25 years into the marriage. AND it was 18 years ago now! Where IS It all going? Carpe Diem for sure.

Maybe later today I’ll pull out the old dress and look for that faint pink stain… But where is the girl? Where is that young bridegroom? Henry Thoreau said it: ” Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.”

Author: Terry Marotta

I am syndicated columnist, blogger and author who loves any chance to give talks about the ease of first-person writing.

15 thoughts on “Still Married After All These Years”

  1. thanks you sweet folks. At the moment I ma hanging my head upside down off the edge of the bed (prevents kyphosis my chiropractor says ) and my groom is busy with the Sports pages. It’s fun to be old and not have to be at your desk at 8am.. In a sec I’ll remind him that this is our day

  2. Happy Anniversary ‘T’ and David.
    May many more warm, sunny days and long, beloved nights be your’s for years to come.
    May laughter, love and happiness fill those harmonious years.
    Congratulations my friends!

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