Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

This wedding photo was taken 25 years ago today.

Celebrating this silver anniversary with Tom is especially joyous for me, because I didn't think we'd make it. A few years ago, I went to see a divorce attorney. The reasons behind that action are complex, personal and irrelevant. Let's just say ... I was done.

When I hit that point, Tom agreed to counseling. As a matter of fact, he suggested it ... frankly, I wasn't all that interested. However, feeling that we should be able to tell the girls we'd done everything possible to make it work, I told him that if he found the counselor and he scheduled the appointment, I'd go.

He did. I did. And you know what happened? We worked really hard with a really good counselor -- and we worked it out.

So today we're celebrating. Not because we took vows 25 years ago. Today we're celebrating because, every day, we look at each other and think: Do I really want to be here? Today? With this person?

And the answer remains, "I do."


Leslie said...

Happy anniversary to both of you! I love your honesty, and I love the fact that you're still together! Hope you're having a fabulous time celebrating.

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary! An honest story with a happy ending!
Blessings to you and Tom as you enjoy this day and the days to come.


Eva said...

Congratulations!!! Happy 25th!

Bud Simpson said...

I don't know a nicer couple. Congratulations and 25 more.

Mo said...

MAZEL TOV! I've discovered that a good marriage is a lot more work than I ever imagined!!! ENJOY today and everyday these next 25 years!

Vicki said...

I'm glad you've made it this far! Congratulations!

Mommy Love said...

OMG congrats!!! wow !!!!

Jan said...

Thank you all for the good wishes! We're home from a wonderful anniversary trip -- completely planned by Tom. I'll post more on it later. But, I think I'll keep him another 25 years!