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#23 - 50 Years & Some Cool Tools

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

On February 8th, my husband, Dennis, and I celebrated 50 years of marriage. I don't know where the time has gone but we realized that 50 was a pretty monumental number. It was about 20 below and snowing which was almost the same weather we had all those years ago.

People ask us how we have managed to stay together so long. I thought I would share my theory. Marriage like a ring is circular. I think of my wedding ring as having a top and a bottom. If I stand my ring up the top is where the diamond is which is flashy and exciting and altogether lovely. The bottom of the ring is round and rather plain. When we were first married life was like the diamond side, things were exciting and we were crazy in love with each other. Time passed and life was fine, sometimes not perfect sometimes it was difficult. I still loved him but I was not crazy in love with him. More time passed and I realized that I was once again on top of the world and crazy in love. Through the years we have gone around that circle many times. What keeps a marriage whole is knowing that the top of that circle comes around again and again. If after fifty years I can look at him and know that the good times return and I am still crazy in love with