Monday, October 13, 2008
I don't know where the time has flown.
Honestly, I don't.
Today is the 32nd Anniversary of Ms. Conroy and my covenant of relationship.
I really don't know how that happened. Not that we've been together for 32 years. That's never been a question. Okay, rarely has it been a question. We are human, afterall, just like other couples.
The question is, how has so much time flown by so quickly?
We had a lovely dinner last night with Jack and Chris Spong. Chris made a fantastic grilled salmon and Jack made an amazing blackberry and apple pie. At the end of the dinner, Jack looked across the table at me and said, "Young lady,"(he has always called me 'young lady') I do like the gray streaks in your hair, but I'd like to know when that happened."
"Oh," I said, "about the same time you started to get gray at the temples. It's just that, because your hair is shorter, it isn't as obvious."
He sighed and shook his head and said, "Well, I suppose we all have to get older."
And so, we do. We both acknowledged that life and relationships get sweeter as the years roll by. I am so deeply grateful for all that Ms. Conroy has brought into my life - the challenges that have brought either sadness or joy, along with those all too short periods of calm.
Here's to 32 more years together. May they not fly by quite as quickly.