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,