28 years ago, we joined together to make a home for ourselves. Five years ago, as law and society caught up with us, we married in the eyes of the law. Neither of us were young and foolish when we met. We have been together nearly half of our lives. Simply said, J is the best thing that ever happened in my life.
One of my nephews is getting married next weekend. Unfortunately because of the risks of travel and crowds, we won't be there. I sent a nice gift, a nice card and a personal letter (a real letter sent through the United States Postal Service - then was the last time you received one of those?)
I offered some sage advice to the young couple (actually about the age J and I were when we decided to make a life together.)
Here are some of my bullet points on a long and happy relationship.