Today . . . Dick and I celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary . . . sounds like such a long time . . . but yet, it feels like only a short time ago . . . on a cold and snowy February day . . . that we made our vows to each other . . .
God has been really good to us . . . we have four wonderful sons to be so proud of . . . Rick, Todd, Bryan, and Adam . . . they’ve all grown into terrific men . . . each contributing to our society in their own way . . . they have each found a special woman to be their life partner . . . Tracy, Andrea, Ileana, and Isis . . . and have built lives together that make them happy . . .
In some ways, time has really flown by . . . the years the boys were growing up . . . watching them advance in school . . . attending their sports and music events . . . and all the other things they were involved in . . . helping to make them the men they are today . . . there are still times that I miss all of that . . .
We may not have accomplished a lot in material things in 42 years . . . don’t have a huge gorgeous house . . . or fancy cars . . . or any of that kind of stuff . . . but we have so much more . . .
A family that is wonderful . . . and grandchildren that are the best . . . Benjamin, Peter, Danielle, Kassie, Sienna, and Olivia . . . who could ask for anything more . . .
We’ve seen a lot of places in our life together . . . we both love to travel and have had vacations in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, California and Canada . . . and there are so many more places we hope to visit together . . .
We’ve lost people who meant a lot to us over the years . . . Aunt Flo and my father, Howard . . . but we’ve also been blessed to have my mother, Rita . . . now almost 80 . . . to be with us for so many happy family occasions . . . and also for guidance and love . . .
I pray our sons will also have long lives together with their wives and families . . . and many many blessings . . .