Happy Fun Fri-Yayyy!
I’m really excited to share my poem and a Surprise Guest appearance with you all, in honor of my husband on our 43rd Anniversary!
It’s always been you and me
sitting under the same umbrella
on different planets;
Me in the Sun, and you in the Shade.
You are my sun, I am your shade.
The uphill climb, the downward spiral
and in between the greige.
We find middle ground
in honoring what is
and what isn’t,
pushing boulders uphill,
others tumbling down,
Feelings get crushed,
understanding, the booby prize.
Deciphering, who’s right
and who’s wrong,
like there is one-:)
Stubborn and competitive,
“my way or the highway”,
feathers get ruffled,
we retreat into our caves.
The yin and yang of life, that’s us.
You pretend you care what I’m saying
and I try to give a hoot what you’re saying.
I dream of peace and tranquility for all,
you shout and scream
for the strike out or who crossed the finish line.
We don’t complete each other’s sentences,
but are so happy to find someone
who can let each other be
in solidarity and
or the sun shines bright.
The light bulb goes on,
as we stand together,
honoring our differences.
We smile and appreciate,
You are you
and I am me,
light years apart
looking at the same star
it’s always been
you and me
sitting under the same umbrella
on different planets.
You are my star
and I am your sun
are looking at each other,
always in truth,
as night and day,
always in honor,
always in love.
Happy Anniversary Gregg!
I hope you actually read this post and liked it!
Marriage is tricky no doubt with a lot of ups and downs, give and take and open honest communication. It’s not easy, but then again, nothing worth having is. There are few people I know, after being married for this long that will tell you anything else, if they are telling the truth. I’m blessed to have a partner that goes the distance, is there for me and our family and children. Our roles shift and change in support of what’s needed to care for our soul and responsibility daily. I can’t believe we’ve been married for 43 years and dated 7 before that.
We joke that sometimes it feels like 100 and it does. We often say we would never marry again which makes marriage sound like a death sentence but truly, I’m not sure either one of us would ever find anyone who would get each other in the unconditional way that we do and I feel blessed each and everyday. A holy matrimony sometimes or a holy “how in the hell have we made it”, on other days. But always, with respect and love and admiration. It is vital that we take time to honor these milestones in our lives to flame the fire, and keep our love alive.
And now the surprise. We both taught Sunday School when our 4 our youngest was a baby and our oldest was 6 years old at Unity in Palo Alto until they were in High School. I’m still not sure how we managed that when I look back. Charley Thweatt was a singer and songwriter who came and did guest appearances and I haven’t seen him for 37 years. He is an award winning songwriter so it wasn’t hard to find him on Facebook. We reconnected and did a zoom session together on Monday and recorded a song to sing that he wrote, called Here Between Heaven in honor of a friend of his, which worked perfectly for our special day.
I was terrified of the high pitched soprano I had to reach and funny enough my voice didn’t come out and I am lip singing (how’s that for serendipity) but I know you will love his incredible voice that is spiritually rooted in heaven. He is truly talented and gifted. I just look like I’m lip singing lucky you. 😂.
After this, I did record our voices together if you want to have a listen.
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He has been taking a small group of people to Italy for about 20 years and has missed the last 3 due to the pandemic but will be leading his first one In October and has a few spots left. See his flyer by clicking on the link if you are interested.
ITALY – He has two more double rooms to fill for October 4-17. Here is his website page about his Italy tours. I hope you enjoy looking at the photos, too. If my daughter wasn’t getting married in September, chances are good, I’d join in the fun.
And in answer to our move in date today…. well, let’s just say we’re close but no cigar. Movement is the key word here and we’re moving along.
This was so much fun. Thanks once again Charlie and to all of you for being here and rooting for our bedroom remodel to be done. We will have the bed tomorrow but no running water or lights but we’re close.
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.
With love and blessings to you and those you love,
Happy Anniversary to you both and the poem is so sweet 💐🎉
Thanks so much Sunith. So good to see you! Ohhhh .. I’m so happy you liked it. Good to see you!!! 💖 Thanks for the wishes! 💖🙏🙏
This could be three congratulatory post put into one. So needs a special shout out. 43 years could even be 430 years and would never look like too long. I loved your friend Charlie’s voice. And you Cindy, lovely to see you glowing. Many many wishes and flowers.
That photo is so cute! <3
Thanks Lolsy!! 💖
Happy anniversary, Cindy and Gregg once again! And also for 50 years of blessed togetherness. As I said earlier, you are growing younger. Old pics are as adorable as your heart-touching words like sun and shadow or sun and star in your poem written for this special day. Charley’s song is amazing, that has your lovely voice too. Stay blessed, always 😊💐💖🌹🙏
You are very kind and we can officially say it’s over or on to the next 50 hmmm i don’t think so.. 😂 I’m thrilled and touched you enjoyed my poem and honest account. Oh yes, Charley… is amazing I agree! Oh that’s sweet of you to say you enjoyed my voice too. TY. You are a blessing to me so I will stay blessed. You do the same..xo 💖💖🌟🌞🙏🌟
It’s my pleasure and honour to connect with an amazing personality like you, Cindy! You remain always blessed 😊💐💖🙏
What a dear comment. Thanks so much Kk!!
Happy Monday night to you! 💕😘
I hope you had an incredible anniversary! Your hair looks so different back then but your face looks so similar still! Marriage is definitely no walk in the park but it’s incredible you’ve been able together for 50 years. To find someone you can spend your life with is just so amazing.
My Dear Pooja.. We did have moments of respite through the chaos and fun with friends and good food. T.Y. Shorter hair is so much easier. I just have to stand farther from the camera so the face looks the same 😂😂
You got it all right my friend….! Sometimes the roses don’t smell fragrant but we take the days that do and dew not.. and the forget me Not’s..
Much appreciated my friend!!
I’m sure everyday isn’t perfect but I think that’s what marriage is about. Finding someone you can be with through the good as well as the bad!
That’s it exactly!!!
Most lovely poem and post.happy anniversary to you both.bless you my dear❤🤗❤
Awww thank you sooo much. Happy you liked both and I’m so appreciative of your wishes!~! 💖💖💖 Bless you too!
Most welcome,my dear!!,💕🎊💕
Such a great poem!!!, I’m glad to read this blog, Thanks for sharing, Best wishes…
Thank you truly so much! I appreciate it and thanks for the wishes. 💖
Congratulations on 43 years of marriage. That’s quite an accomplishment. I love the pictures. Here’s to another 43! 🥃
Thanaks so much Scott! i just may make the 100’s … the marriage? 😂😂
Happy Anniversary, Cindy! I’m so happy for you!
Such a great post! The poem- thoughts and Charly!
Enjoyed his song and Cindy
Thanks sooo much Yvette!
Happy you enjoyed it.
Really fun and Yes, he’s soooo talented.
Thank you, dear Cindy. I loved the video and your poetry.
Oh thank you so much dear Johnnie! That makes me happy to know!
Happy Anniversary! 🎉🎉🎉🎉💜💜💜💜
Aww thanks so much!! 💖🙏
and thanks for the follow.. I’ll be seeing you around. 💖
Thanks for the follow, too. I enjoy reading your articles and poems 💜 See you! 💜
You’re most welcome!
Wll thanks! Stay in touch! 💖
Thanks! Will do! 💜
What a sweet post Cindy. Happy Anniversary and blessings to you and your honey. You were sweet to write a special poem and I loved the pictures, I guess I didn’t know you were high school sweet hearts, WoW! I bet your husband felt very special when he read your lovely poem. Sending you both many more years of love and a happy marriage. Yea!!!! xooxoxoxo
I’m thrilled to you are here as I know how important relationship and family is to you dearest Joni! Thanks and I was thrilled he was so touched. We do go waaaay back. He is my family and filled the gaps where dysfunctional was what I grew up with. Thank you for your heartfelt love and wishes. Much appreciated! 💖 Did you hear Charlie? I know you would LOVE him!
I didn’t hear Charlie but I was up with the hotel light on pretty late and I enjoyed your heartfelt poem and the photographs so much. I will try and listen to him another time I promise i didn’t have any earphones unpacked. He really is your family sweetie. Well you and him made one beautiful family together and you have accomplished so much Cindy. You are a warrior in a very big way and I hope you really celebrate who you are because you are something special. Love Joni 🦋❤️🤗🎈💕💐🌹
Happy 43 years! Partnerships have ups and downs I only hope to have someone that long! Beautiful piece 💖
Thank you so very much! It’s so true awwww if that’s what you want keep dreaming it into fruition-:)
I’m glad you enjoyed it and thanks so much Taylor!💕😎
Happy anniversary dear🥰
Oh thanks so much Yam! It’s good to see you!
Mine pleasure dear friend
very sweet.. thank you! 💖
Belated Happy Anniversary, Cindy! Congratulations on the years together, and all the hard work put into the relationship. It’s never easy but love can get through the toughest of situations. The pictures are wonderful. You look so lovely! And it was great to watch and listen to your friend. He really has a great voice. I wish you well and hope that the coming days, months, and years give you even more special memories. Take care! 🙂
Thank you so much Terveen!
I really appreciate you stopping in and visiting and your heartfelt response. You are so right it’s true love is a gift when we have the right partner as challenging as it can be.
I’m so glad you got a chance to hear Charley. He really does have a good voice and his messages are so vital and needed.
THANKS TRULY! 💖🙏💖🙏
How sweetly, you expressed your sweet memories. Thanks.
oh thanks so much for that! 💖💖
Love the poem. Reminds me of my relationship with my husband. Happy anniversary