On April 27, 1996, I became a Mrs. It was a beautiful sunny day in the Virgin Islands. Jamie and I decided on a destination wedding and it didn’t disappoint. We were joined with close friends and family as we exchanged our vows overlooking the Caribbean. It was magical. Perfect.
It is hard to believe that 26 years have passed since our wedding. We have experienced much laughter and heartache, but we did it together, side by side. We are also very lucky to have brought one special soul into this world, our dear son Mason.
I can’t imagine “doing” this life without Jamie. He is my rock, my constant supporter, cheerleader, and shoulder to cry on. As I sit and reflect on our life together, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with gratitude.
We have traveled the world together. Our treasure trove of memories is filled to the brim. As we face the uncertainty of tomorrow, we both know that tomorrow is not promised. That resonates to our very core. I know I’ve said it before, but it bears remembering daily.
We don’t know how many more anniversaries are in our future, but, boy, do we plan on making each one count. We consciously try to make each day count, and never lose sight of how very blessed we are. When Richard Carlson wrote, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, he wasn’t kidding! Life is too short for nonsense!
Sigh, I didn’t mean for this post to become so sappy, but sappy is my mood today.
In health related news, I’m just trudging along. I am thankful each day that my chemo cocktail is kicking ass and taking names, excuse my French. Scans are upcoming, but not close enough for the scanxiety to start. I have some appointments coming up in the next few weeks, so may have some small updates. I’m hoping to move from twice daily injections to oral medication for my blood thinners. We shall see…
Mason is READY for 6th grade to be done. I must say that his level of homework tripled from 5th grade. It has been quite a year. I’m happy to report that his grades have been stellar. He just had a birthday and is a proud 12 year old. How did those years fly by so fast? Seriously.
He is also advancing in the ranks with Boy Scouts. He currently holds the rank of First Class, but should advance to Star very soon. For those not in touch with Boy Scout lingo, he has a few more ranks before he becomes an Eagle Scout. He is on his way. We are very proud of him and his dedication.
And back to our anniversary...that is where my musings started, after all. The three of us will celebrate our anniversary by having a nice dinner out. With all that has transpired the last few years, our anniversary celebrations center on our little family of three. Jamie and I will celebrate the love we have for each other and how that love gave us the greatest gift of all, Mason.
Until next time, my friends…