The air was so moist, and the sky so dark this morning when I went for my walk, it was like being in British Columbia. A red-winged blackbird perched on a fence post. A crow flew cawing from a spruce tree and a robin was having a heyday on a bare patch of earth with all the worms the rain brought up to the surface.
Today is a special day for us: we have been married for 44 years today. We are grateful for so much: for love that has continued to grow, binding us to each other; for four children well grown and become adults whom we love and are proud of; for a fine son-in-law and a loving daughter-in-law; for seven grandchildren all healthy and talented. Most especially we thank God for his blessings and guidance throughout life. We've come a long way from that Saturday 44 years ago when we promised to love each other forever. We're grateful for each year, and with joy we look forward to however many years we may still have together.