Thursday, April 26, 2012

W is for We Went "Dancing in a Minefield"

This year will by our 40th Wedding Anniversary. 

There were times over the past years that I sincerely did not think we would make it past the next day, let alone the next year. 

Even now, we are both moving into different phases of our life together.  We are older, have more health problems than we would like to admit.  We know each other too well, and yet not well enough.

The only insight I want to share is this video.  A dear friend from church showed it to me.  We both cried.

17 comments:

  1. Powerful little video. I think some of us make the promise and determine to keep it but as time goes by we forget why we are sticking with it and that robs us of our joy. By the way, along with "dancing in the minefield and sailing in the storm" he should have mentioned "walking on the eggshells" lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "Walking on the eggshells" is one of your best zingers yet, Delores.

      Delete
  2. OOOOOps...almost forgot....Happy Anniversary.

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow. Susan, I am here from the challenge. I am now also a new follower! This is just lovely! I so understand about you and your husband...we just celebrated our 32nd in Feb. Yes, like you there were times when I wasn't sure we could do it. We are growing old together and I love it! We have had our share of health issues, both cancer survivors and yes, very blessed.

    I look forward to getting to know you.
    Happy Anniversary.

    Melody

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are some days I wonder how we passed through so many years. Wasn't our wedding, like, just yesterday?

      Delete
  4. Beautiful post, and congratulations on 40 years together!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well done at 40 years. The video is a lovely story.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ok , that song is beautiful!!!! I have to share it with the Hubby. 40 years is a beautiful blessing!
    Have an awesome day!
    Blessings, Joanne

    ReplyDelete
  7. 40 years wow. Happy anniversary.

    A great video too, yet not many ever take I do to heart, which can be seen by the divorce rate.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy anniversary. Amazing how it all slipps behind and you scarcely realize.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey Cat,nice to meet you.

    Awesome video with an incredible sentiment.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Happy anniversary. My husband and I are going to reach 30 years in a few months. Isn't it great to find the one.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi, Susan. I've read all your comments the last few days. I've just got a miserable/sore throat right now I'm fighting so I take my daughter up north to D.C. this Saturday for haircuts by youngest daughter. I hope we make it!

    40 years! I would have been married 51 if my first gay husband hadn't left me. Yes, things change, we changed as we get older. And health problems....I don't have any yet, knock on wood, but I know many who do as they age.

    Marriage isn't easy. It's one of the most difficult of relationships, I think. It requires a high level of tolerance, and LOTS of patience. Congratulations to have gotten where you are!!
    Ann Best, Memoir Author

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Susan,
    And the love that you share with your husband is true testimony of the power, the magic of love knowing no boundaries. And hearty congrats on your upcoming fortieth anniversary. This warms my heart.
    In the stuff of dreams, the women that I loved, that I stayed faithful too, no matter what, would still be by my side. Yet, despite it all, I am grateful for the miracle that is our son who brings joy into the life of a single dad.
    Much blessing to you and your beloved.
    In kindness and respect, Gary

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Anniversary.

    Drat you. I have never married and am not a believer. Just the same my partner and I have shared 34 years together and indeed some days are indeed dancing in the minefields. And neither of us dance well.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy anniversary! I hear you about health, my husband probably won't make it to our 35th. We both cherish our years together.

    ReplyDelete

Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!