Friday, July 1, 2016

Forever Still the One

Once upon a time, an older sister talked her younger sister into going ice skating.
When they got there, the older sister's friends with a younger brother walked in. They instantly had the younger brother help the younger sister with her skates then left him to help her around the ice rink.
As they chatted, they learned they were in the same grade and went to the same high school. She fell in love a bit that night and more as they met up at school.
A few weeks later, big sister threw younger sister and her twin a surprise birthday party and he was there. With his motorcycle. They danced. And he gave her her first kiss on that 16th birthday.

He bought a bigger motorcycle as soon as he could and they rode everywhere on it.
Four years later, it didn't matter someone tried to sabotage their wedding by canceling the church or turning the AC to heat so that sweat trickled down their backs. They said "I do" and started their life together.
July 2, 1982
Two children, first a son, then a daughter, blessed their lives.

Thirty-four years of marriage, the motorcycle is long gone, but he still holds her heart.
Because they were meant to be. (Which she knew from that first night so long ago).

Happy anniversary, Bruce. You're still the one. Forever.

(A big thank you to Gus Strand for the anniversary pictures)

And A Very Happy 4th of July to all!