A Toast to What Matters

Life has a way of interrupting our plans. Some days our to-do list is orders of magnitude too long. Sometimes the busy-ness of our days distracts us from seeing the goodness of our days. Some days we feel run ragged by the time we finally get home again.

Tomorrow is never guaranteed. But there is much to be thankful for if we take the time to notice.

Later this week, my husband and I have a hot date to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We wouldn’t miss this chance. I’ve written about him often before. This month has two special days for us — his birthday started the month, and our wedding anniversary is peeking around the corner.

I am thankful for this man in some quite complicated ways and also in some very ordinary ways. He rescued me when I needed to be rescued and dried more than a few tears that weighed me down. He has cheered me up and made me laugh, sometimes by purposely embarrassing me in public; his timing is often impeccable. He has loved on me, held me tight, promised that he would aim to live until 100, prayed with me, shared his colorful friends & family with me, and hung on my every word when I’ve recounted some old adventure or shared my dreams built on champagne tastes but a Kool-aid budget.

Our wedding anniversary is later this week. Who knows what will happen. But our plan is a date. Just my sweetheart and me, out on the town raising our glasses, proposing our toasts, and thanking God that he gave us another year together.

For what or whom are you thankful?

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2 Responses to A Toast to What Matters

  1. Judith McCorkle says:

    Congratulations on another anniversary!! We will be celebrating 18 years in March. I am thankful for my husband, dogs, birds and bible study group. My husband had to similarly help me regroup and for that I will be ever grateful. He was/is a Marine and they do mean it when they say semper fi. I am also thankful for you, Ann, and your blog. It is always thought provoking!!

  2. Lester Callif says:

    Have a GREAT Birthday and Anniversary. With a lot more to go… 🙂

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