On May 31st, 1980 – we said “I do” – I even said “obey”. He’s never put that “Obey” vow to the test, though. Lost the ring at the OBX many years ago, lost the dress along the way in a house move, but the husband remains. That’s all I need.
Marriage is so much easier when you marry your best friend.
Other historical things that happened on this day – The Feast Day of Saint Brendan – one of the early monastic saints – died. The album Beyond These Shores celebrates his journey and life. (One of my favorite albums)
There’s a list of famous people who were born or who died on this day right on Wikipedia. I remember hearing that Jim Henson (Muppet Inventor) died on my birthday – while sitting at a traffic light in Culpeper – 1990.
At this point in my life, birthdays are not too exciting – except for the fact that I’m privileged to have yet one more. I’m not nearly as mature as I thought I’d be at this point, but I am more forgiving of myself about that than I used to be.
I am blessed.
(I drew Baby Val when I was in high school – long, long ago.)