Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the day Will and I married, sixteen years ago. We had both recovered from failed marriages when we started dating and had known each other casually for some time. We started out as grand friends and from there love blossomed into a strong and lasting relationship.
We share a great sense of humor and laugh often, even through the difficult times. We work and play well together and love to sit and discuss the world around us at days end. He is emotionally reserved, I am excitable and open; we make it work.
We have always carried the load of work and home together until these last three years and now, with ALS in our life, he has taken it all on alone. He also cares for me, helping me dress, wash and eat and even in this we find laughter in the quirky things that can happen.
As I have said, my husband and family help me keep strong in my fight to win, but on this day I want to thank my husband for all we've had and all we will have.
I love you, Will!


Blogger Tammy said...

Awww! Happy Anniversary you two! XXOO

11:15 AM  
Blogger Bonita said...

This is what the deep love of marriage is all about. I'm so happy you both see the joy in your lives, despite difficulty and health issues. Happy Anniversary to both of you.

11:52 AM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Happy Anniversary, Kids! Your celebration is almost the same time as ours (ours was June 19th)! The picture is absolutely beautiful--love it! -- and you!

2:41 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

Happy summer solstice and happy anniversary to you, Pam & Will.
May you have many more happy ones to celebrate.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary, Pam! What a wonderful day to choose for a wedding. Light! Light! Light! Summer's promise, ahead.
What a precious picture. Big {{Hug}}

9:23 PM  
Blogger Mama P said...

That made me cry. It is a union I aspire to. It's odd, because I was just thinking that Rex and I don't laugh nearly enough. And then this post. Emailing you now.

11:49 AM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Also, ren.kat invited me to confess. I would love to hear your confessions, so if you want to play, see my blog for details.

12:37 PM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Can you clone Will for the rest of us? :)

Sounds like a great guy...

Happy anniversary to both of you. :)



10:49 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Happy Anniversary Pam. You are so fortunate to have found your soul-mate. He sounds like the yin to your yang. I think that a sense of humor is probably the most important attribute a person can have - laughter makes life so much easier. What a wonderful friend, companion and husband you have. You both are so blessed.


2:12 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Thank you, everyone, for your good wishes. Cathy, we did choose the solstice for all that light, and Will figured it would be easy to remember. LOL

Alyssa, I agree, without humor
life's difficulties would be too heavy to bear and as for finding the joy in life, Bonita, my heart is sad for tose who cannot.

Tammy, I know that you know exactly what I'm talking about, you and Dave are wonderful.

MamaP, you have a rich sense of humor, I would think that laughter in your home would be abundant. But then, some laugh more on the inside.

Pepek, Happy Anniversary to you, too, great time of year for it!

Chani, Will is a great guy but we've worked hard at it, too. Still, after a number of frogs, I finally found a prince.

Kgmom, I, too, hope we have many more.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Pam, this was such a lovely post to read and what a wonderful tribute to your husband and to your relationship.

You are an amazingly strong and vibrant woman and it is no surprise to me that you'd have a husband to match!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

What a lovely post, Pam. You are a beautiful person.


3:17 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

What a wonderful day to have as your wedding anniversary. I hope it was a happy one. Blessings!

11:43 PM  
Anonymous caroline said...

Hi Pam

This is such a beautiful post. He sounds like a rare find. Happy Anniversary to you both.

Also, I thought of you and several other bloggettes when I wrote that post about nature.

3:33 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Happy belated anniversary from this weary traveller.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Kate, thanks, I got it right this time!
Suzy, it was very nice, he cooked us shrimp alfredo. Woohoo!
Caroline, he is, and thanks. And cheers to nature!
AC, thank you, too, weary traveler. You have fit a lot into your days...thanks for the travelog!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

How infinitely precious it is to have found a soulmate to share your life. I am privileged to have the same experience. As we also have serious and debilitating illness in our life and marriage (I am the caregiver), I have much appreciation for you both and I understand Will's courage as well as your own.

10:39 AM  

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