What I Know Now...Anniversary Musings SOL #23/31

I am joining Two Writing Teachers for the Slice of Life Story Challenge.  I appreciate this space for writers to tell their stories and connect with each other.

Today Keith and I celebrated our 33rd anniversary.  I remember when I was younger (before I got married) thinking that people who had been married for that long must have really boring lives.  Hah!  Was I ever wrong!  Our life is anything but boring.  

Here we are on our first anniversary.  We had gone camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I look back and think about how young we were.  I thought I knew everything I needed to know about life and about being married as do most early 20 somethings.  Again...how wrong I was! 

Thirty-three years later, I am much wiser.  I know that at this point in my life, I still don't know everything.  I've learned that my way isn't the only way to do something (that's been a hard one for me).  I've learned it's more important to listen to what's not being said.  And I'm learning to focus on the present and appreciate what I have right now.  

Here's today's anniversary picture.

And one with the best photo bomber in the world...

Our life is certainly eventful and I am so glad he's by my side every single step of the way.


  1. It’s certainly an adventure! I love you!

  2. What a great day for an anniversary! It's my 27th. I also thought I knew everything when I got married. Now I know I didn't, still don't and probably never will. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing what you've learned over the years!

  4. Happy Anniversary and may you have many more adventures to come! And I love that photo bomber!

  5. Happy anniversary! It sounds like you have learned some really important lessons in these 33 years!

  6. There's nothing boring about your life. Happy Anniversary! It's hard to come to terms with our way isn't the only way --- even when it might be the best way. ;o)

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