Tomorrow is our Tenth Wedding Anniversary. I am so excited that I am home now and we can celebrate the day together. Those of you who read the blog regularly know that I didn’t get married until I was in my 40’s. I waited a long while; in fact, I never particularly wanted to be married. I thought I would be happily single all my life. Then I met my husband. All bets were off. We’ve been together for 14 years now, and happily, happily married for 10 years.
We got married on Columbus Day, October 12th, because it was a Monday and that is the day off for theatre actors. Don was doing a one-man show in Nevada City, CA. We didn’t want a fuss, so with the blessings of our family, we married with 4 other people present: Don’s brother and his wife, and another couple. The minister was wonderful, the setting was a parlor in an old Victorian Hotel. (I had my ankle in a cast. I had been hoping to have it off by the wedding, but it wasn’t totally healed. I was heartbroken until Don said “It will be part of our story.”) I came down a staircase, supported by my sister-in-law, and the minute I saw Don, I started crying. I cried through the whole ceremony. Don cried, our friends cried – it was so lovely and moving. And I will tell you this: I have never regretted our small, stress-free wedding because I was totally present for the whole ceremony. After the ceremony we went on a horse-drawn buggy ride through the quaint streets of Nevada City. Everyone waved at us, sharing in our joy. It was truly a glorious day.
So, my darling, thank you for ten wonderful years. You are the best husband; thoughtful, loving, funny, compassionate, kind, good, my best friend, smart, talented, sexy (don’t blush)…I could go on and on. We’ve had an amazing journey so far. And there are more adventures ahead.
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…” – Robert Browning