Tuesday, April 13, 2010

30 Years

Today is my wife's and my 30th anniversary! And I'm out of town. But, I decided to send her flowers in a big way, so I arranged for a dozen red roses to be delivered between 9 and 11 and a dozen yellow roses to be delivered between 1 and 4. I went through quite a lot of explaining and re-explaining to make sure they understood. But they delivered all the roses at once. So, I called to express my annoyance...and they agreed to send yet another dozen to her. She got the third dozen, pink, this afternoon. So, my wife is swimming in roses!

The celebration wasn't all my doing, though. My wife FedExed an anniversary card to the hotel where I'm staying...it arrived early this morning. It was a wonderful card, a perfect reminder that long years of marriage may not always be "romantic," but the steadfastness of a long commitment is romance, in spades.

So, tonight I took my staff member and her husband (who came along as a "free" helper on this trip) to dinner in celebration of my anniversary.

Thirty years. It's a long time, but time flies very, very fast. I'm looking forward to celebrating the next 30.

7 comments:

isabelita said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Are you guys going out for a swell dinner when you return home?

bev said...

Congratulations on thirty years together. I like the roses and even how things turned out!

KathyR said...

This post is chock full of Awwww!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Well Congrats to the both of you. If Mistah has half of that attitude you do at 30 years, well, I'll be as lucky as your wife is.

Ellie

Nicole said...

Congratulations :)

Springer Kneeblood said...

Thanks for all the well-wishes, etc.! Yes, isabelita, we're going for a very nice dinner...just don't know where yet...or whether it will take days or a flight to get there.

YourFireAnt said...

We have dinner in Syracuse.

;-)