Monday, March 22, 2010


The pharmacist gave me my prescription to sign. Automatically I asked what the date was. She told me. My response was to thank her and to comment that I should have remembered the date because it was Valerie's and my fourty-ninth wedding anniversary.

No! I hadn't forgotten. Asking the date was a habit which had developed over the years.

The pharmacists response was
WOW!! That's a long time!

Funny thing is, the measure of longevity can be very subjective, depending from whence one views time.

When that gorgeous vision in the photo looked into my eyes as we shared our vows, the years ahead seemed to promise an unending time in which to enjoy each other.

From the age of seventy, from which I now view time, it seems that our time together has been so very short.

At any rate, I don't want to philosophize, but simply celebrate the time we've had together, the great times, the difficult times, the blessing that God gave me in this precious bride.


Alan Knox said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reaching that milestone in 28 years.


Aussie John said...


Thank you! By God's amazing grace!

Make the most of those 28 years, they're very soon past.

Elder's Wife said...

Haven't commented for a long time, but I must congratulate you. What a lovely wife you have. My groom and I are approaching 44 years this summer, Lord willing.

Aussie John said...


Thank you for the congratulations.
To God be the glory!

I agree with you, she was and still is, a lovely wife!

Imagine! Six more years and you've been together for HALF A CENTURY!

Elder's Wife said...

Well, we also dated for 4 years before we married. We started dating when we were 15, so you do the math.... :)

Aussie John said...


A half century back the journey seemed so long, but so short now! But what a journey!

Paul Burleson said...

Aussie J,

A belated but heartfelt congratulations to you and your bride. I'm sure you have found, as have I, an even greater joy in the later years than was found in the earlier ones. Age has it's benefits doesn't it!!

We celebrate our fifty first year of marriage this coming May 28th.

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