OUR ANNIVERSARY (9/22/17)
Only a few in the history of love
stumble upon circumstances
that allows them to live happily ever after.
The prince and princess of fairy tales
lived happily ever after
while the masses were left to endure
hardship, disdain and marital discord.
So we are the fortunate ones, you and I.
Fortunate that we found one another,
fortunate that our paths not only crossed,
but in that we travel this road year after year.
Today, we celebrate an anniversary
that commemorates this epic journey
we have taken together.
Our ups and downs will never cease,
but that which binds us
is so much stronger
than the world outside us.
Let troubles hail down upon us.
Still, our bond will shelter us
from the tempest.
We have always had our share of
life’s problematic quandaries.
If, from time to time,
I fail to show the appreciation
that I feel in the depths of my inner being,
please continue to forgive me as before.
Know this: I love you like no other
and our days together continue to be
the pinnacled highlights of each living day.