Thursday, December 31, 2009


Well it is still just 2009 as I write this.

It seems hard to believe we are almost a decade through the Twenty-First Century.

Yet here we are.

On Tuesday Deb and I passed one of those milestones that mark the flight of the years. The 29th of December was our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

We didn’t have a big celebration. I took the day off work. We spent the day together, simply enjoying each other’s company. As we so often do, we went for a drive and finished the day off with a meal at one of our favourite little places.

Deb and I were in our twenties when we met. I think we have been very fortunate in growing and maturing together. We have shared so much: love and hardship; joy and tragedy; laughter and tears. On the way we have raised three girls into wonderful young women.

Of course there have been arguments and furious fights. But always what we shared seemed far more important than our differences.

So many people seem to grow apart. We on the other hand seem to grow closer.

I can honestly say that after all these years, Deborah is not only the love of my life, but also my best friend.

Goodnight and have a happy New Year!


Jemima said...

Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! Best wishes for your future years together.

Rebecca said...

congrats on 25 years...
Happy New Year and all teh best.. Mentioned you on my blog.

Christy Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

Awww. Al, who knew you were such a softie?

My husband and I are like that, too... comfortable and wonderful like my favorite blanket.

Happy Anniversary, and Happy New Year, you lovebirds.

Kristen M. said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! May you have at least twenty-five years more with your best friend.
Happy New Year!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on your 25 years together! I've enjoyed reading your blog these last few months of 2009 and look forward to hearing what you have to say in 2010!

Jenners said...

It is no small thing to be married for 25 years! Congrats -- seems that you have found your true soul mate. Happy New Year AND Happy Anniversary. May 2010 be the start of 25 more years of happiness together!

Lisa said...

Happy anniversary! We celebrated our 25th a couple of years ago and I feel so much the same way about my husband.

Al said...

Hi Jemima,
Thank you! Hope things aren’t too cold for you up there in NH

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you and thank you for the link.

Hi Christy,
That’s me all soft, not a lot in the way of hard corners.
Sounds like you are lucky enough to have a great other half too!
Thank you for your best wishes.

Hi Kirsten,
Thank you! Here’s hoping!

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for commenting. And thank you for your wishes.
Hope I can keep the interest level up.

Hi Jenners,
You are right there. It helps when you really like the person you are with, but it still takes thought, perseverance, sharing and compromise.
Thank you for your wishes.

Hi Lisa,
Thank you!
Also congratulations on your milestone of a while ago! I think friendship as well as romance is vital for the long run.

Walk Talk Tours said...

Congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary and all the best for 2010. Phil

Accidental Londoner said...

Many, many congratulations! Here's to the next 25 years!