Tomorrow, July 23 Darlene and I will celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary. Darlene would not want me to mention her age so I won't but I was only 21 and she only two years younger when we got married in 1976. We were just dumb kids back then but we got lucky.
39 years is a long time. The have been joyous times and rough times when each of us have doubted if our life together would survive. I am sure that is the same with every marriage.
However no matter the circumstances there is no other person on Earth that I would rather have by my side. She is strong when I am weak. I can count on her through thick and thin. She does whatever has to be done no matter the circumstances.
A lesson learned by me through these years is that a partner is one of the most valuable things in life. I am the richest man in the world because I have the most valuable thing in life.
Happy Anniversary, Darlene.