Reflecting back over the past years is a pleasure we both enjoy each year. Somehow, this year is more poignant for me as it was 10 years ago that we celebrated our 25th by Keith surprising me with an anniversary party and the renewal of our vows. Family and friends traveled great distances to help us celebrate and it's a memory that I will always hold dear to my heart.
As I look through the photos of that happy time, it saddens me to see how many of our loved ones have passed on since that happy time. Keith's dad, my mom, Sam, Marilyn, Billy, Tom, Mike . . . it's hard to believe that just 10 short years ago we were all together.
Anyway....the hour grows late and I grow tired. I can't seem to focus and this post has taken a turn I hadn't intended! What I meant to write about was stamina, loyalty, commitment, laughter, love - all the qualities that can be found in a relationship that has endured so many years. I meant to write about family and the ties that bind over the generations. I'm not doing such a great job of it, but my son, Mike, has. He has captured in 6 minutes, that which I can not capture in 4 lengthy paragraphs. Please enjoy his video (for best viewing watch on YouTube at 1080 HD), and I'll see you tomorrow with tips and techniques.