30 years. And counting.

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30 years ago today.
On a steamy afternoon in Northern Michigan.
They were married.

Her Yin to His Yang.

The Beauty. Gentle, kind and forgiving.
The Beast, less so.

She, the passionate Extrovert,
seeking comfort in conversation and friendship.
He, in constant retreat to solitude.

She, the Mother, a nurturer. Their Friend.
He, the Father, the rules enforcer, the Driver.

She, steady, firmly anchored in high winds and heavy seas.
He, bringing it in bits and pieces,
but giving the best he had.

And despite the pull and tug of opposing forces,
the sweet music plays on.

Happy AnniversaryΒ Pal.

Here’s to 30 more.

Love,

Dave


Credits: (1) Balloon Image. (2) Jim Morrison’s Words: Virgin State of MindΒ (…bringing it in bits and pieces…)

Comments

  1. Ohhhh, Happy Anniversary, David! Ours was the 1st. Wishing you many, many more! πŸ™‚

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  2. Happy Anniversary, David and here’s to another 30 and then another…. of “sweet music”!!!
    πŸ™‚

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  3. Happy 30th to you and your best friend. We just celebrated our 40th in April and it is very hard to understand how time has flown by. Enjoy every minute of yours.

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  4. Happy Anniversary Dave….God’s speed Susan. πŸ™‚

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  5. Happy Anniversary…we are only two years and four days behind you……(to get to 30)

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  6. Masha’Allah! (I use this word to show joy & praise & to congratulate someone when am really happy for them :)). Best wishes to you both on your anniversary. May the love that you share last your lifetime through…
    “Happy Wedding Anniversary” πŸ™‚

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  7. Happy Anniversary – the wind and the kite. Long may you soar, long may you love, long may you laugh..

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  8. Beautiful – happy anniversary (though I think you were a little hard on yourself)

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  9. Congratulations Dave! Indeed, to 30 more.

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  10. :))

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  11. Happy Anniversary you two lovebirds you! MJ

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  12. Michael Zahaby says:

    Congrats, and best to you and your lovely

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  13. Sweet. Best wishes to both of you, Dave.

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  14. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! (yes, I shouted it out!) πŸ™‚ Best wishes and many more to come…

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  15. Congratulations and Jubilations, here’s looking forward to Golden Anniversary. Best Wishes to you both. Blessings!

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  16. Awwww, happy anniversary, David! Na zisete! (Greek wishes for a long life together!) πŸ™‚

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  17. This is so lovely David – a very Happy Anniversary, and wishing you both 30 or more happy years ahead!! πŸ˜€

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  18. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful tribute.

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  19. Happy Anniversary, David! What a lovely tribute to your marriage and the beauty of partnership.

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  20. Happy Anniversary David…and what sweet words in celebration of such an important journey. You two are beyond blessed to have such love. I’m really happy for you.

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  21. Happy Anniversary! May you have many more in good heath and happiness!

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  22. richardkanigan says:

    Happy Anniversary to both of you!

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  23. Wow…30!!! Congrats and may there be another 30 and more!! Happy Anniversary to the both of you!!

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  24. Happy Anniversary, Dave! Thirty years. That’s great!

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  25. Happy Anniversary!

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  26. Happy A-Day to you & your pal! πŸ™‚
    And – wishes to you for another 30 and more…

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  27. happy anniversary to both sides of the equation and may you have at least 30 more )

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  28. Ahhhhhhh. This is lovely. Congratulations and happy anniversary.

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  29. Beautiful poem – sure to give you guys 30 more! Happy Anniversary!

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  30. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  31. A belated Happy Anniversary!!

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  32. Happy 30th anniversary, David. Lovely post. πŸ™‚

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  33. Lovely tribute, and what an accomplishment — congrats to you both. 30 years is not always a picnic, or as my cousin’s husband put it, “Yep — cellmates for 3 decades, now.” We celebrated ours in August. Good heavens, I know so many people from our generation who are celebrating their 30th… guess we did some things right, huh?

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  34. This is wonderful! I admire people who have stayed….who have managed to be together and work it out. I applaud you and your wife.

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  35. Happy Anniversary dear David, I wish many more together, Blessing and Happiness, Love, nia

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  36. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    Belated Happy Anniversary, Dave,and may you have at least 30 more!

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  37. LOL. The wife of a blogger gets an anniversary blog post! πŸ˜€

    Seriously, what a lovely tribute…

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  38. A tad belated; “Happy Anniversary” to you and St. Susan …yes, there are female Saints in my church and I’m quite certain she earned it. Seriously though, congratulations on 30 years and all that you have accomplished and experienced together.

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  39. Auguri! Sorry for the delay; I’m in Italy and trying not to keep up with emails!

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  40. Congrats to you and Susan and cheers to 30 more πŸ™‚

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