This week also brought two special days. Last Friday was our 43rd wedding anniversary. It seems unbelievable that we have been married this long. I remember when I used to read the Sunday section of the paper that had wedding and anniversary announcements. I loved to read about the people who had been married 30, 40, or 50 years. They seemed so old and I wondered how they must feel. Well now I know. They don't feel old (at least I don't). But I do feel like I blinked and it is 43 years later. Time goes so fast and it really is important to celebrate each and every minute. For our anniversary we rented a boat and went out to lunch. It was a relaxing, special day and we really enjoyed it. We have always owned a boat until just two years ago. Then we realized we weren't using the boat very much so decided to develop some new hobbies. But it was fun cruising the lake again and checking out all of our special spots.
On Tuesday we celebrated our son's birthday with his family. Nothing is more special to me than being with family. My grandsons love parties and family gatherings and we are all making new memories each time we gather. It was a wonderful day.
So I guess I will end this post as I started it. This has been a week of great sadness and great happiness. But life can be like that and we just have to be as prepared as we can be to deal with it all.